A Child's Day

A Child's Day : An Alphabet of Play

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Artist Ida Pearle gives readers a way to play for every letter in the alphabet. A is for act - curtains up! B is for blow - pinwheel ready! And C is for catch - butterflies beware! Ida's cut-paper collages are the perfect mix of vintage and modern, comfort and inspiration. Her images of children - on tiptoe, on a zebra, dancing, and jumping - are full of grace and flow. And her distinctive patterns and striking designs spring from page to page.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 205.74 x 205.74 x 10.16mm | 294.83g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Atria Bks Hdcvr.
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 0152065520
  • 9780152065522
  • 884,363

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"Adults are . . . likely to appreciate this nostalgic work."--Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2008 "The design is particularly effective. Large, colorful cut-paper collages of multiethnic children feature interesting patterns that stand out against solid backgrounds. Tie-dye-like endpapers are inviting as well. A good choice for the very young." --School Library Journal "Colorfully patterned papers and great use of line make visual links from one page to the next. The children, in many shades of tan and brown, reflect children of the world. As a visual feast, the book will trigger as much discussion about the art as about the alphabet."--Booklist, November 1, 2008 "Ida Pearle''s artwork captures the joy, curiosity, wonder and delight in childhood. And considering that she works almost exclusively in cut paper and silhouettes, we can only marvel at her gifts. It''s not surprising to learn that Ida Pearle is also a gifted musician. You can almost see the music moving through her pictures. I''m thrilled with her first book, A Child''s Day, and look forward to many more from this gifted artist."-Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medalist (The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
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55 ratings
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4 36% (20)
3 18% (10)
2 5% (3)
1 0% (0)
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