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Blankie

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by Leslie Patricelli
 

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A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Blankie in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite blankie. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up this scenario, surely near

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A comically expressive tot pays tribute to the all-important Blankie in a bright, playful board book sure to have instant toddler appeal.

Anyone who's spent time with a toddler knows that few crises compare with the (even temporary) loss of a favorite blankie. Here, in her humorous, bold graphic style, Leslie Patricelli plays up this scenario, surely near and dear to every toddler's heart. BLANKIE is an affectionate ode to that special object that comforts many a child through the dramas of each day.

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"This is Blankie. Blankie comes everywhere with me." A diapered tot narrates this ode to his blanket, explaining how, during the course of a day, his faithful companion multitasks. It watches TV with him, joins him in time-out, doubles as a superhero cape, and comforts him at night. As warm and reassuring as a blankie itself, the board book honors toddlers' emotions with childlike, crayon-bright illustrations and empathetic words. (ages Birth to 2)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005
Publishers Weekly
Two toddler favorites get their due in a pair of board books by Leslie Patricelli: Binky and Blankie. Bold black outlines and rounded shapes give the pages a reassuring air, even as the toddler hero searches in vain for the title binky, or enumerates all the things one can do with a blankie (including playing superhero). Thick brushstrokes in bright colors provide an alluring backdrop. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This board book and its companion Binky hit the nail on the head in terms of what is important in a toddler's life. In Blankie, our little one is extolling the virtues of a blankie. A blankie can listen to stories with you, can hide you when you are frightened, and is the perfect buddy for just about everything. The binky is lost and must be found in Binky before our little one can go down for a nap. The bright, primary art is an ideal accompaniment to the no-frills text. These are just right for 1-3 year-olds. 2005, Candlewick Press, Ages 1 to 3.
—Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Both of these board books feature an adorable, big-headed toddler, with a lone curl on the top of his head and wearing nothing but a diaper. In Binky, the youngster searches for a lost pacifier. In Blankie, the child tells readers about the importance of one's blanket. In both titles, the simple acrylic artwork, done with heavy black outline and set against bold background colors, places the protagonist center stage throughout. Perfect selections for short attention spans.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763623630
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Leslie Patricelli Board Books Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
328,629
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Patricelli made her board-book debut with the winsome BIG LITTLE, QUIET LOUD and YUMMY YUCKY. BLANKIE and its companion book BINKY make up what the author calls her "attachment series." BLANKIE, she says, "was created as an ode to that beloved item. I wrote it when my son was nearing three, and the narrative voice of the baby reflects that of my son at this age."

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Blankie 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
my son's two and a half and he's not yet talking. however, this blankie book sure is making him want to! he loves his blankie and is motivating him to read it repeatedly.. he tries to say the words every day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 22 month old has a blankie and it is his FAVORITE! We got this book to suggle with while he holds blankie. We read and he loves on blankie. He even brings us this book for us to read. He doesnt sit still for much but LOVES this BOOK! It was the greatest BUY! we also bought YUMMY YUCKY! Its short enough for his attention span and colorful. He loves this book and I LOVE this Author ---- she is so smart!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a babysitter and the babies I watch want to read this book over and over and over I memorized the WHOLE book!!