Inside Outside

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Author: Boyd, Lizi

Brand: Chronicle Books

Format: Picture Book

Number Of Pages: 40

Release Date: 19-03-2013

Details: Product Description What is happening outside today? Peek through the window to find out. What is happening inside? Peek again! Whimsical die-cuts throughout lead to charming and surprising reveals with every turn of the page. Filled with fun details (can you find the two mice playing throughout?), this deceptively simple book is one readers will visit again and again. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-This wordless book follows a boy through the seasons as he plays with his pets and finds fun things to do both inside and outside. Each page features several die cuts; the inside pages offer glimpses from the windows of the outdoor world, the outside pages offer peeks in. Frequently the glimpses inside turn out to be pictures the boy has drawn of the day's adventures. The gouache illustrations are chock-full of homey details that children will enjoy poring over. The cat is snoozing in a mixing bowl, the dog is sipping from a watering can, small birds are cavorting in rain puddles. Each of the inside pages offers the opportunity to search for two little white mice sharing in the activities. Perused independently or shared one-on-one, this lovely concept book succeeds on multiple levels.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ?(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From Booklist *Starred Review* In this wordless picture book, a young child (who could be male or female and is of indeterminate ethnicity) creates an indoor habitat for a turtle, readies potted plants, performs a puppet show, and constructs a small sailboat. But what’s going on outside? Cutouts, mostly in the form of windows, hint at what equally fun activities the child does outdoors. From making snowmen and splashing in puddles to planting a garden and raking leaves, the outside scenes reflect the changing of the seasons, with the cutouts offering glimpses back to the previous indoor spread. At once detailed and childlike, the organic gouache illustrations on brown paper echo the child’s ongoing artwork, which is proudly displayed on the walls of the indoor scenes—but which, via the cutouts, we can see were inspired by the outdoors. While there is a loose story line, each inside-outside pairing inspires a tale of its own, with the recurring cat, dog, turtle, mice, and birds each playing a part. The opportunities for art projects, storytelling, creative writing, and other educational avenues are endless for preschoolers and even somewhat older children. This inspiring endeavor begs to be shared again and again to absorb every fine detail. Preschool-Grade 2. --Angela Leeper Review "This inspiring endeavor begs to be shared again and again." - Booklist, starred review - - "This is a book readers/viewers will return to again and again" - Reading Today - - "This lovely concept book succeeds on multiple levels."-School Library Journal, starred review - - "With peek-a-boo images, sweet illustrations, and noticeable attention to detail, Inside Outside will persuade the reader to open it's pages season after season."-Sturdy for Common Things - - " A work of art." - Pink Me - - "A celebration of imagination and creativity... a book to return to again and again, with new discoveries to be made with each rereading." - Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review - - "A charming, sweet book and is so rich with details that it deserves to be read over and over." - Books 4 your Kids - - "Exquisite."--Travel for Kids - - "Filled with small details that will have children looking back at previous pages when they discover something new, this book is perfect for lingering over on long trips or snuggled in someone's lap." - Walking Brain Cells - - "Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review - - About the Author Lizi Boyd has written and illustrated many children's books and she also creates other

EAN: 9781452106441

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New