Follow the Lineby Laura Ljungkvist
Follow the line on a journey from the city to the country, from the sky to the ocean, from morning till night. Laura Ljungkvist uses her trademark continuous line style to create the perfect counting book for young children. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting, and thinking. For example, in the underwater picture, children can
Follow the line on a journey from the city to the country, from the sky to the ocean, from morning till night. Laura Ljungkvist uses her trademark continuous line style to create the perfect counting book for young children. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting, and thinking. For example, in the underwater picture, children can count seashells, turtles, and the legs on an octopus. Each page is packed with colorful, artful objects and animals—and young counters can follow the line from the front cover to the back cover, through each stunning scene.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.60(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.45(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
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Meet the Author
Laura Ljungkvist is a Swedish artist whose editorial work has appeared in The New York and Harper's Bazaar. This is her third book for children. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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This book is such a delight. It is so chic and beautiful, the colors are amazing. As I was tuning the pages, I felt as if I was sampling the season¿s hottest colors. The art is very constructivist/retro ¿ tres cool, and the text is clean and simple (so nice after reading so many poorly written kids books). And, the book lends itself to different levels of reading. Now, if you have a long time, you can not only read the story, you can ¿follow the line¿ with your finger (especially fun for my 3 year old), you can count as instructed in the images, and make up your own little games as you go along. OR, if you just can¿t wait to get your toddler into bed, you can simply read the story, meaning the book can be read in about 2 minutes flat ¿ how great is that? Thank goodness talented artists & writers take time to do kids books like this ¿ it is a gift for both the parents and the kids.
Distinctive, that's what I would say about Laura Ljungkvist's follow the line. Ms. Ljungkvist's illustration has the freshness that children can feel and have fun with, and adult's can understand in a slightly more sophisticated way. The line acts as a common thread to keep everything moving and tie the pages of the book together, but its the use of color and graphics that make this book so outstanding. Ms. Lungkvist seems like a real artist here, more Matisse than simply a children's author. The book is both fun and educational for children and art-like for adults. For my money, this could be a classic.