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Wegmanology
     

Wegmanology

by William Wegman
 

Wililam Wegman's colorful weimaraners are back, and they are everything you ever wanted them to be. From choirboys to storytellers, caterpillars to elephants, teachers to mathematicians, Wegmanology brings together old favorites and new work in an exciting comprehensive collection of selected pieces of work starring those fabulous weimaraners, Fay, Batty, Chundo,

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Wililam Wegman's colorful weimaraners are back, and they are everything you ever wanted them to be. From choirboys to storytellers, caterpillars to elephants, teachers to mathematicians, Wegmanology brings together old favorites and new work in an exciting comprehensive collection of selected pieces of work starring those fabulous weimaraners, Fay, Batty, Chundo, and Man Ray.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Wegman's fans will recognize Man Ray, Chundo, Chip and his many other weimaraners in this treasury edition, Wegmanology. The volume incorporates previously published work alongside new photographs to convey basic concepts. Three canines in butcher, baker and candlestick-maker garb "rub-a-dub-dub" in a tub in the "Nursery Rhymes" section; Fay Ray gets an X-ray to demonstrate the letter "X" in the "Dog Alphabet." The pooches also pose for counting, shapes and careers. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Who can resist Wegman's winsome, wistful weimaraners? Man Ray, Fay Ray, Chundo, Batty, Crooky and Chip oblige the author by representing, by costume and form, topics of interest to young children. Included are occupations, numbers, nursery rhymes, the alphabet, shapes and the guessing game, Animal, Vegetable or Mineral. The book begins with the author's definition of Wegmanology—"a collection of works, starring William Wegman's amazingly talented weimaraners." That being said, this can certainly be described as a visual book, words being used most often to title the photographs. These dogs appear serene even when they are arranged to form the letters of the alphabet, which must require great patience, both canine and human. Their nonplussed expressions are constant, whether wigged, buried under sand or dressed like an elephant. Young children will be amazed and adults will be amused with these "grey ghosts" of the dog world and with the imagination and wit of the author/photographer. 2001, Hyperion, $30.00. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Barbara Kennedy
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2 Up-Wegman's weimaraners are back, this time in a treasury that draws heavily from previous works. "Who's Who?" and "Nursery Rhymes" show the pooches in job-appropriate and character attire from an astronaut to a pilot and from Little Jumping Joan to the Queen of Hearts; in "How Many?" and "Dog Alphabet," they both form and illustrate the numbers 1 to 10 and letters of the alphabet. The versatile canines also cover the basic shapes before the book ends on a confusing note with an "Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?" section, in which the hounds are dressed up and decorated without commentary. Some of the layouts and photographs are new, but this volume remains vintage Wegman-artistic layouts with many full-color, full-page photographs of the famous dogs often sporting human clothing, arms, and legs. This fares poorly as a concept book; the depiction of the letters, numbers, and shapes as well as the examples to represent them are often a stretch of the imagination. Adult aficionados are the real audience here.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786804504
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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