Pobble's Way

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A perfect bedtime story, this gentle tale follows Pobble and her father as they stroll through the snowy woods near their home one evening and, in Pobble’s imaginative and unique way of looking at things, nature transforms: a winter mushroom becomes frog umbrella, a floating leaf turns into a butterfly boat, and a feather is a tickle stick. In the excitement of imagining worlds transformed, Pobble does not notice when her pink mitten falls from her pocket. Soon the woodland animals gather and begin to wonder ...

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Overview

A perfect bedtime story, this gentle tale follows Pobble and her father as they stroll through the snowy woods near their home one evening and, in Pobble’s imaginative and unique way of looking at things, nature transforms: a winter mushroom becomes frog umbrella, a floating leaf turns into a butterfly boat, and a feather is a tickle stick. In the excitement of imagining worlds transformed, Pobble does not notice when her pink mitten falls from her pocket. Soon the woodland animals gather and begin to wonder whether the soft, pink addition to the forest is cotton candy, a mouse house, a wing warmer, or a fish coat. With luminous paintings and lyrical language, this picture book celebrates family, nature’s beauty, and the power of imaginative thinking.

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Editorial Reviews

Minnesota Parent
Imaginative little Pobble and her father take readers into a magical winter wonderland . . . This enchanting blend of inventive language and charming illustrations is a sure bet for some bedtime giggles.
New York Journal of Books
A wonderful bedtime tale that fathers especially will love to read to their children. . . . will encourage children. . . to use their own imaginations. . . .illustrations . . . are charming and detailed. . . . Overall, . . .fantastic.
Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This beautiful picture book offers young children a heart-warming story in combination with exquisite illustrations about a magical walk through the woods with Pobble and her daddy. During this special evening walk, Pobble drops her pink mitten and the woodland animals are quite curious about what it could be. While Pobble and her daddy continue their walk through the beautiful snow-covered woods, they are unaware of the animals who are trying to decide what Pobble has dropped. Each animal has a different idea about what the soft pink mitten might be, and young readers will delight in the discovery process. The engaging text is conversational, imaginative, humorous, and tender, while the brilliantly colored illustrations are detailed, charming and expressive. The wonderfully vivid and appealing illustrations bring this story of discovery and identification to life, and young children will be mesmerized by the unique point of view that is presented by each woodland animal. Owl thinks that the soft pink mitten is a wing warmer, while Bunny is sure that the mitten is a carrot carrier. With or without an adult reading partner, this enchanting story will be a treasured favorite in any young child's collection of special books. Reviewer: Susan Borges
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—While out for a winter-evening walk, Pobble and her father play an inventive game. They decide that a floating leaf must be a butterfly raft and some fat mushrooms are surely frog umbrellas. Enticing duotone endpapers feature a line drawing mapping out their route. When Pobble drops her pink mitten and leaves it behind, all the forest creatures do a little inventing of their own. Squirrel believes the "Something" is cotton candy, Owl thinks it must be a wing warmer, and so on. The illustrations, rendered in layers of transparent watercolor glaze, are appropriately soft and gentle but don't bring out the magic and wonder of the text. Still, this clever story would be lovely for sharing one-on-one and could inspire readers to take their own imaginations for a walk.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
Kirkus Reviews

Pobble, a curly-headed, pink-bemittened preschooler, and her Daddy take an evening walk through the wintertime woods. They point out details in the snow to each other and are clearly having a wonderful time. When Daddy hoists Pobble to his shoulders, one of her mittens (which have magically transferred themselves from her hands to her pockets) falls to the ground and is left behind. The animals that gather around it name it alternatively cotton candy, mouse house, wing warmer, fish coat and carrot carrier, but Deer corrects them all: "don't you know a mitten when you see one?" This well-intentioned tale is all conceit but no story. Readers will find themselves mildly charmed by the changes the animals ring on the mitten, but then they'll ask for, well, The Mitten. (Picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979974663
  • Publisher: Flashlight Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Van Booy is the author of The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award in 2009. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Guardian. He lives in New York City. Wendy Edelson is the illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including The Christmas Story. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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