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Inhaltsangabe: Though every picture may tell a story, in this colorful caper the pictures are the story! A child's hand puts a brand-new drawing pencil to paper, sketching first a feathered head, then a sleek winged body...And suddenly the sketched bird lifts its head and flies off the page. What follows is a delightfully magical tale of art run amok as each newly drawn object becomes real, and fair game for the antics of the mischievous bird. Colorful chaos ensues as the resourceful bird takes pencil in beak and begins to reveal its own artistic talents. The beautifully detailed pictures invite children to observe carefully and tell the story themselves as the mesmerizing plot leads them to an astounding surprise ending. Along the way younger children will be introduced to the concept of color (eight are featured), older ones will discover the fascinating interplay between art and imagination, and all will be inspired to reach for their own drawing pencils.
From Kirkus Reviews: Deliberately constructed, Wilson's wordless picture book makes an adroit and whimsical artistic statement and invites audience participation. On the title page, a child's hands reach toward a bundle of colored pencils dangling from a branch; the pencils are in bright colors but everything else is sketched in black and white. In careful detail, the child draws a magpie seen on a branch outside the window (perhaps the same branch where the pencils were hung) and when the drawing is completed, the bird flies away from the paper. The child draws cherries, shimmering red on the page, and the bird eats them; the child draws an orange balloon, which the bird pops. Things get a little dangerous when the bird grabs a piece of yellow that sets the page afire and then scribbles blue water that makes a mess. Drawings and events co-determine each other: the child has cages the magpie, the bird grabs the eraser through the bars and escapes the cage, and so it goes, to a last laugh when a claw seizes the pencils and makes a brilliant rainbow of feathers. The only words are the names of the colors, appearing at the end. The realistic drawing style and the use of saturated color on an otherwise black-and-white page are an arresting combination. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Davis Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0803722133I3N00
Buchbeschreibung N.Y. The Dial Press., 1980. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Tiny bumps to top of front board, bottom of spine. Jacket has one tiny tear, faint sticker mark on front panel, minor wear. Very Good/Very Good. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42006
Buchbeschreibung New York: Dial Press, (1980.) dj, 1980. Hardcover first edition - First printing. An anthology containing 22 short stories from the Ellery Queen magazine - "stories with just ambiguity to tease your wits. Included are The Cloud Beneath the Eaves by Barbara Owens, The Sacrificial Goat by Thomas Walsh, Dover Goes to School by Joyce Porter, Dream House by Kathryn Gottlieb, Charlie's Shell Game by Brian Garfield, The Forgotten Murder by E. X. Ferrars, The Krowten Corners Crime Wave by Stephen Wasylyk, One Thing Leads to Another by Harold Q. Masur, I Can't Help Saying Goodbye by Ann Mackenzie, The Spy and the Cats of Rome by Edward D. Hoch, Cout me OUt by Ernest Savage, Milady Bigamy by Lillian de la Torre, The Writing on the Wall by Patricia McGerr, Born Victim by Ruth Rendell, Installment Past Due by Robert Twohy, No Wider than a Nickel by Jack Ritchie, When in Rome by Patricia Highsmith, The Other Runner by John Lutz, This is Death by Donald E. Westlake, Going Backward by David Ely, Caught in the Act by Bill Pronzini, and Reasons Unknown by Stanley Ellin. Introduction by Queen. 287 pp. Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (small date stamped on front endpaper). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44064
Buchbeschreibung New York: Dial Press, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. 1st printing of 1st edition. New, unread HC in New DJ. Bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; bright, crisp, clean interior. DJ is bright, clean and complete; faintly shelf-scuffed. 8vo, 287 pp. ISBN on DJ: 0803722133. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A04709
Buchbeschreibung Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Minor shelf wear, 1/4" tear on front of dust jacket, 1/8" tear on back inside flap of dust jacket, light stain on bottom edge of pages, perfectly readable and intact. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 059332