A beautifully designed book, celebrating the power of the imagination to transform even the most ordinary of objects into something magical. A stick is just a stick! unless it's not a stick. From fishing rod to dragon-taming sword a small pig shows that a stick will go as far as the imagination allows. Antoinette Portis captures the thrill of ...
A beautifully designed book, celebrating the power of the imagination to transform even the most ordinary of objects into something magical. A stick is just a stick! unless it's not a stick. From fishing rod to dragon-taming sword a small pig shows that a stick will go as far as the imagination allows. Antoinette Portis captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes reality. Her simple, spare text and illustrations show that seeing truly depends on the ability to believe in the possibilities.
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Very good. No dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Picture book. 32 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. BOX # 122711. This sale is for a EX-Library s USED BOOK Last Blank page Rip Off; Discs is (not included). PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY: This book has Approximate(0)pages contains Highlight, Answered most of Questions, Notes, Names, Marker s Marks, or Under-lines and severe water damaged. All old library s pre-owned items containing mark s marks, tape residue, Jacket cover s cuts off, and library s information erased with marker. Email me: If there are concerns about the product s description or, if you ve received the item and you are not at most 65% satisfied with this item, do not keep it; return the item. You must return it within 7 days for full refund.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-12-24 Where Portis's Not a Box featured a plain brown wrapper, this winning sequel proffers a faux wood-grain cover. And where the earlier title featured a deceptively boxlike, hollow rectangle (which an inventive rabbit treated as a rocket or a race car), this follow-up introduces a little pig holding a long, forked object. An unenlightened voice offstage suggests, "Hey, be careful with that stick." The pig corrects the false impression ("It's not a stick") and demonstrates the item's many uses. Portis traces pig and plaything in a heavy black line on negative space, then superimposes jaunty blue line drawings that act as overlays to reveal the pig's imaginings. The pig stands astride the stick, and a rearing horse shape appears. The pig holds the stick at its midpoint and it becomes a paintbrush, aiming toward Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. Where the offstage warnings appear in white italics on a gray ground, implying a drab rejection of fantasy ("Watch where you point that stick"), the pig's statements are printed against a deep and dreamy blue. Portis repeats her previous formula down to the conclusion, where the pig calls the DIY toy "my Not-a-Stick!," once again appealing to those who think outside the box. Ages up to 6. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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