What Is a Wise Bird Like You Doing in a Silly Tale Like This?

What Is a Wise Bird Like You Doing in a Silly Tale Like This?

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What Is a Wise Bird Like You Doing in a Silly Tale Like This? by Shulevitz, Uri Shulevitz

A healthy dose of nonsense from the Caldecott medalist

Uri Shulevitz has taken on the tricky task of weaving several nonsensical stories together into one picture book, and the result is both magical and hilarious. Set in the empire of Pickleberry, which boasts a population of 26 1/2 citizens, the tales revolve around a parrot named Lou, the emperor, his twin brother the janitor/ambassador, a traveling salesman, and a bear who loses his tail as a result of an earthquake caused when the invisible half-citizen of Pickleberry dropped a saucer. Confused? That's the point. But behind the delightful absurdity are a few dollops of wisdom. Incorporating collage in his buoyant pictures, Uri Shulevitz continues to show himself as one of the major innovators and most talented author/illustrators in the field of children's books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374383008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/13/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 10.77(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Uri Shulevitz is the author and/or illustrator of many books, including The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome, the 1969 Caldecott Medal Book, and Snow, a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book. He lives in New York City.

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