Now One Foot, Now the Other [NOOK Book]

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This touching story about a young boy coping with his grandfather's disability has long been one of Tomie dePaola's most popular picture books. Now, for the first time, it is available in a larger format, full-color edition—perfect for family sharing. Readers of all ages will love to watch Grandpa Bob teach Bobby to walk, and how Bobby returns the favor when Bob has a stroke, all in beautifully rich full color.


When his grandfather suffers a stroke, Bobby teaches ...

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Overview

This touching story about a young boy coping with his grandfather's disability has long been one of Tomie dePaola's most popular picture books. Now, for the first time, it is available in a larger format, full-color edition—perfect for family sharing. Readers of all ages will love to watch Grandpa Bob teach Bobby to walk, and how Bobby returns the favor when Bob has a stroke, all in beautifully rich full color.


When his grandfather suffers a stroke, Bobby teaches him to walk, just as his grandfather had once taught him.

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"Bobby was named after his best friend, his grandfather, Bob," begins Tomie dePaola's heartwarming tale of the special relationship between grandchild and grandparent, Now One Foot, Now the Other (1981). The title refers to one of the boy's favorite stories: how Bob taught Bobby to walk. And after Bob has a stroke, it's Bobby's turn to help his grandfather relearn how to walk. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101653227
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/19/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 863,517
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of
Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.



It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.



He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library
Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.



Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.



- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:


- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association



copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of
Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.



It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.



He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library
Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.



Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.



- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:


- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association



copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of
Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.



It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.



He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library
Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.



Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.



- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:


- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association



copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of
Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.



It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.



He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library
Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.



Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.



- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.



Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:


- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association



copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Biography

Born in 1934 into a large extended Irish/Italian family, Tomie dePaola received his art education at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and the California College of Arts & Crafts. Although he always wanted to create children's books, he spent several years applying his talents to the fields of education, theater, and graphic design. In the mid-1960s, he received his first commission to illustrate a children's science book. A year later, he published his first original picture book, The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. Today, he is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in children's literature.

In addition to illustrating stories by other writers, DePaola has created artwork for collections of poetry, nursery rhymes, holiday traditions, and folk and religious tales. But, he is most famous for books of his own creation, especially Strega Nona ("Grandma Witch"), the beloved story of an old woman who uses her magical powers to help the people of her small Italian village. Written in 1975, this Caldecott Honor winner is still delighting children today.

DePaola admits that there are strong autobiographical elements in many of his books (Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson, Stagestruck), but nowhere is this more evident than in 26 Fairmount Avenue, a series of charming chapter books based on his Connecticut childhood. Taking its name from the address of his family home, the series captures the experiences and emotions of a young boy growing up in the late 1930s and early '40s in the shadow of World War II. The first book in the series received a 1999 Newbery Honor Award.

DePaola and his work have been recognized with many honors, including the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award for "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, and several awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 1999, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts bestowed on dePaola the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award for the body of his work.

Good To Know

  • Tomie dePaola's name is pronounced Tommy de POW-la.

  • Between college and graduate school, dePaola spent a short time in a Benedictine monastery before determining that religious life was not for him.

  • Using a combination of watercolor, tempera, and acrylic, dePaola's artistic style is best described as folk-traditional.

  • DePaola's favorite painters and strongest artistic influences are Matisse, Giotto, and Ben Shahn.
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    • Posted September 24, 2011

      NOT TOMIE DEPAOLA'S BOOK

      Don't bother, it's not even his book. I'm going to delete from my collection immediately.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted June 29, 2011

      Not what it says

      This is not a Tomie DePaola book I clicked it before reading the reviews. Bad choice. This is a scanned book of something else.

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    • Posted June 10, 2011

      DON"T BUY THIS VERSION!!!

      I am so upset. This is NOT Tomie dePaola's book! What a rip off. This is a scanned document of something very different. Very, VERY, disappointed.

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    • Posted April 21, 2011

      terrible book

      free is too much for this book. if i could give this a zero star review, i would.!!!!!!!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      It was funny but it was also sad. It was a good book. I also read the Art Lesson and it was really funny.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      He was born. His grandfathers name is Bob. Bob named the baby bobby. He taught him to waik one foot now the other. I like it a lot.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      I liked the story because of when the grandfather got better. First Bobby was born. They built with the blocks.Then Bob sneezed.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Summary. Bobby was born. He was named after Bob his grandfather. Then Bob gets very sick. Will Bob ever get better? Opininon. Yes I think it's good. Why? I liked it because it was like my grandpa.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      His grandfather taught him to walk. The little boy and his grandfather played a lot of games. His grandfather had a stroke.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      I like the book Now one foot Now the other because Bobby was born and he was cute...and he was little! I think the book is great!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 11, 2000

      Now One Foot , Now the Other

      I kind of like it. Then it started to get lower and I called it poor. Grandpa had a stroke. He is really cool. He sneezes when he sees the elephant block.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Bobby was born.He was named after his best friend his grandfather Bob.His granfather said to everyone Bobby will be three years old before he can say grandfather. They play blocks together and they made a tall tower. When ever they put the. Elephant block on, Bob sneezes. On Bobbys fifth birthday, Bob took him to see firework.When Bobby came home his Mom and Dad told Bobby that Bob had a stroke and he was in the hospital.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Bobby's first word was Bob. Then Bob had a stroke.Will he learn how to walk again?

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      First,Bobby was born.Next, Bob taught Bobby how to walk.Third, Bob had a stroke. I really liked this story because it was based on a real story.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      He was born.His grandfather named him after his grandfather. His name is Bobby. On his sixth birthday he goes to his grandfather.They play with the blocks.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      I liked it because it's a nice story because the auther thought about it and ther is a boy and a Grandfuther.The boy's name is Bobby.His grandfother's naame is Bob.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      First Bobby was born. He was named after his grandpa Bob. Thay built blocks together. Bob had a stroke. He was very sick. He couldn't move at all.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Bobby was named after his grandpa Bob.Bob teaches him how to walk.But then,Bob gets a stroke.Will Bob ever get better?I don't know.Find out in the story!It's okay but not very interresting.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Bobby was born.He was named after his Grandpa.On his birthday his Grandpa got a stroke.I like when Bobby was born.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 10, 2000

      Now One Foot, Now the Other

      Bobby was born bobby. Bob played with blocks. Bob, the grandpa, had a stroke. What will happen? I liked it because it has a happy ending.

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