The tale of two ants who decide to leave the safety of the others to venture into a danger-laden kitchen. "Children will be fascinated by the ant-eye view thatVan Allsburg provides of common everyday items . . ".--Booklist. Full color.The tale of two ants who decide to leave the safety of the others to venture into a danger-laden kitchen. "Children will be fascinated by the ant-eye view thatVan Allsburg provides of common everyday items . . ".--Booklist. Full color.Read Less
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8 3/8 X 12 1/4; FIRST EDITION Impression H 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3. USED BOOK. NOT AN EXLIB. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET IS INCLUDED. Clean and nice. Cover shows some use. BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG, AUTHOR OF JUMANJI and beautifully illustrated by him. The adventures of two worker ants who must go on a quest to find beautiful, sparkling crystals to bring to their queen.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hardcover. Folio. Signed by Author ISBN-0395486688, FOLIO, 3RD PRINTING, HARDCOVER, 31pp. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE, " C. Van Allsburg." THE BOOK AND DJ ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH LIGHT SHELF-WEAR/SLIGHT BUMPING TO EDGES. DJ IS PRICE CLIPPED. BURGANDY CLOTH. BROWN/WHITE/BLACK DJ. (PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY IF PURCHASED VIA AMAZON. )
Chris van Allsburg. Van Allsburg, Chris. TWO BAD ANTS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. first printing. illustrated in color by Chris van Allsburg. thin tall 4to. As new, unread hardcover in near fine d/j (minor fading on spine panel, short closed tear on spine panel)
Fine in Vg+ jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Inscribed By Author Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. The book is clean, tight and square with inner text and illustrations that are clean and unmarked. The number row on the copyright page is 2 through 10 which would indicate a second printing. The dust jacket is neatly price clipped and is still bright and unfaded but has some wear and creasing along the top edge near the spine and top of the front panel and at the flapfolds. Still an acceptable looking copy in a new mylar dust jacket cover.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0395486688. Illustrated by the author. Seventh printing. INSCRIBED by the author. Near fine in a near fine (minor edge wear, a bit faded along the spine) dust jacket.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-09-30 In this new book by Van Allsburg, twice a winner of the Caldecott Medal, the theme of an outsider's point-of-view (touched upon most recently in his The Stranger ) is expanded. Accustomed to the orderly and uneventful life in the ant hole, all the ants enter the bizarre world of a kitchen in the search for sugar crystals for the queen. Two greedy ants stay behind in the sugar bowl, eating their fill and then falling asleep. Their slumbers end when a giant scoop drops them into a sea of boiling brown coffee. Further mishaps include a heated stay in the toaster, a hazardous swirl in the garbage disposal and a zap in an electrical outlet. When the ant troops return, the two bad ants gladly rejoin their friends and head for the safety of home. In this work, the hazards of nonconformity are clear. The narration has the feel of early newsreels where the broadcaster described unknown phenomena in clipped, clinical language: ``A strange force passed through the wet ants. They were stunned senseless and blown out of the holes like bullets from a gun.'' The resilient ants and the eerie landscapes are portrayed in strong black-and-white images, enriched by deep brown, purple, slate, gold and steely blue colors; Van Allsburg, playing with perspective, creates marvelous contrasts and images. But although Two Bad Ants is visually different from its predecessors, it shares the same strong style, dazzling artwork and whimsy that characterizes all of the artist's work. Ages 3-8. (Oct.)
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