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Aaron Meshon (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
January 03, 2017
Pages
48
Dimensions
10.3 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481441759
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About the Author

Aaron Meshon illustrates and designs for magazines, advertisements, children's products, murals, food trucks, and books that can be found all over the world. Aaron's first children's book: Take Me out to the Yakyu was an Ezra Jack Keats Book Honor Winner. When not making books or drawing, Aaron teaches illustration at The School of Visual Arts. Someday, Aaron would like to sell his products from a small sweet potato truck in rural Japan. Currently Aaron lives with his wife, son and their French Bulldog, Chubu, in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"The notion that "love finds a way" has never been truer than in Meshon's not-quite-wordless story, in which a grandmother attempts to ship freshly baked cookies to her grandson for his birthday.... Shifting perspectives and the sheer ridiculousness of the journey make this cookie-delivery relay a delight."--Publishers Weekly, November 2016
* "A box of cookies travels from the kitchen where they're made to a destination across the universe. Meshon's premise is simple but spectacular.... The rear endpapers present a visual joke that will have kids wondering just how literally to take those cookies' journey. Meshon's digital illustrations are strange and beautiful, with distinctive shapes and an arresting use of color, negative space and red hearts both figuring prominently in their design. Whimsical delight."--Kirkus Reviews, December 2016, *STARRED REVIEW*
"In this nearly wordless book, a woman bakes a special batch of red heart-shaped cookies and sends them off in the mail.... In a sweet and visually effective touch, each time a person receives the package, some part of his or her vehicle turns into a red heart.... Through his digital illustrations, Meshon...makes the journey visually accessible by featuring simply drawn characters within cheerfully cluttered landscapes.... Meshon reminds us that putting in a little extra effort can go a long way."--Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2017
"A grandmother bakes up a sweet surprise of heart-shaped cookies for her grandson, and after carefully packaging the treats, she passes the box off to the mailman, but that's only the first step. In a nearly wordless narrative, Meshon cleverly depicts the random chain of devices used to deliver grandmother's gift.... Meshon fills the detailed, whimsical scenes with hearts of all sizes set in the most peculiar places, emphasizing the love inherent in both the gift and the long journey. Little ones will be especially tickled by a surprise on the closing end papers. Ideal for sharing, especially with a distant loved one."--Booklist, April 2017