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Proud
     

Proud

by Fred Penner, Vickey Bolling (Illustrator)
 

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Fred Penner's goal is to make a difference in the life of a child. You will know that as soon as you pick up Proud, an exquisitely simple and heartwarming book for younger children and the adults who read to them. The treasure trove of spare, clean verse is life-affirming and self-esteem enhancing.

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Fred Penner's goal is to make a difference in the life of a child. You will know that as soon as you pick up Proud, an exquisitely simple and heartwarming book for younger children and the adults who read to them. The treasure trove of spare, clean verse is life-affirming and self-esteem enhancing.

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A boy describes his collection of feathers to an inexplicably engrossed girl. Adapted from the author's song, "I Collect Feathers, I Collect Rocks," to picture-book form, the story is told in banal rhyme: "I'm counting feathers two by two; I've got so many more to do. I bet you I could fill a truck! Hey, look at this one—thank you, Duck!" After a sneeze rearranges the feathers, the boy, about eight, switches to collecting rocks, and on the last page, finds in postage stamps the perfect collectible. Floca's ink-and-watercolor illustrations enliven many of the scenes with humorous details—e.g., a giant ladder leading up to drawers that store the collection—and occasionally steal the show: Posters in the boy's room, showing his range of interests from Stonehenge to icebergs, convey the character in more concise and interesting terms than those found in text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563524417
Publisher:
Longstreet Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Entertainer Fred Penner's records and music videos have sold over one million copies and have earned him a Juno Award for Best Children's Recording as well as awards from Parents' Choice, National Parenting Publications and the American Library Association. His television series, Fred Penner's Place, can be seen on the Odyssey Channel.

Vickey Bolling has illustrated and designed more than 100 books for children.

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