Holland

Holland

by Charlotte Dematons
     
 


Holland – a land full of surprises, strange traditions, free-spirited people and a rich history. With the eye of an outsider but a warm heart for the country that became her new home, Charlotte Dematons paints with a keen eye for the detail for everything that makes The Netherlands so Dutch.Also Available: Holland and 1000See more details below

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Holland – a land full of surprises, strange traditions, free-spirited people and a rich history. With the eye of an outsider but a warm heart for the country that became her new home, Charlotte Dematons paints with a keen eye for the detail for everything that makes The Netherlands so Dutch.Also Available: Holland and 1000 Things About Holland set (picture book hardcover with accompanying paperback) $29.95.1000 Things About Holland explains all the details of every amazing picture, making this book both an I Spy book and an armchair travel guide for anyone already fond of this small country of tulips, windmills and so much more.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/19/2013
Dematons’s 2004 picture book The Yellow Balloon sent children on a wordless global journey; in this follow-up, that same balloon appears to be settling down in the Netherlands—eagle-eyed readers can spot it throughout Dematons’s busy rural and urban scenes of contemporary Dutch life. As in The Yellow Balloon, quirky oddities await (a witch swoops over the miniature park of Madurodam), and Dematons includes many references to the region’s artistic history, including a certain moody-looking redheaded painter seen working in an attic studio. The lovingly detailed paintings go well beyond windmills, although children unfamiliar with the Dutch landscape will need parental help filling in the blanks, since this book is also wordless. Readers seeking text-driven information about the country can find it in 1000 Things About Holland, which is available in a two-book package with this title. Ages 2–up. (Oct.)
From the Publisher

Reviews for The Yellow Balloon:
""an absorbing odyssey.""
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
""Stories develop in a dozen pleasingly complex, thematic aerial views. The art is handlsome and engagingly colorful, and the offbeat juxtapositions and cleverly concealed stories add a lot of interest.""
-Horn Book Guide
""Dematons' art is both handsome and engagingly colorful, and the offbeat juxtapositions and cleverly concealed stories add a lot of interest.""
-Horn Book
""The aerial views are panoramic and the colors are breathtaking. Depicting many different parts of the world and many unique landscapes, the illustrations are imaginative and elaborate, and brimming with hundreds of captivating miniature details. With the artwork providing a springboard, opportunities for picture-inspired storytelling are unlimited. This stunning offering has broad appeal.""
-School Library Journal
""A delightful ride for armchair travelers.""
-Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935954286
Publisher:
Lemniscaat USA
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,362,722
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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