Jumping Penguins

Marije Tolman (Author)
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Description

If a camel gets angry, he will throw up green gastric juice over you.
A sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in his fur.
Even a blind chameleon takes the color of its surroundings.
Bologna Ragazzi Award winner Marije Tolman, creator of The Tree House and The Island, illustrates in her distinctive style curious, funny, bizarre, unbelievable, disgusting and weird facts about fifty different animals. The animal facts are straightforward nonfiction, Marije Tolman's illustrations are pure fantasy, creating a combination that is sure to engage readers.
After reading and watching Jumping penguins and laughing hyenas a visit to the zoo will never be the same.
A flamingo can only eat with its head upside down.
A penguin is able to jump six feet high.
If you wanted to see as sharply as an owl, you would need eyes as big as grapefruits.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Lemniscaat USA
Publish Date
October 01, 2013
Pages
59
Dimensions
9.83 X 0.45 X 11.66 inches | 1.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781935954323
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About the Author

MARIJE TOLMAN (1976) graduated in Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. She studied Illustration and design at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Now she lives and works in The Hague as a full-time children's book illustrator.
The daughter of an artist, Marije has an inbred eye for colour, for beauty, for subtlety. She knows how to paint the delicate detail without losing the overall perspective. With her father, Ronald Tolman, she made the award winning picture books The Tree House and The Island.

Reviews

Reviews for "The Tree House"
"Imbued with quiet effervescence, this wordless picture book imagines a child-sized paradise in which dreamy scenes unfold one after another ... Readers of all ages will want to return to this treasure box of images again and again"
- "Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)

"a wordless picture book, breathtaking in its beauty, scope, and originality. ... Fellow illustration junkies, come to me now, and let me tell you that this book is a wonder. Gorgeous is what it is. The colors, the lines, the wide open spaces, the space the Tolmans give this book to breathe, the compositions...I could go on. There is also much humor and affection in this wordless story. It's one of the most beautiful, winning picture books I've seen in a long while. Each spread is a wonder. I never tire of this one."
-7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Reviews for "The Tree House"
""Imbued with quiet effervescence, this wordless picture book imagines a child-sized paradise in which dreamy scenes unfold one after another ... Readers of all ages will want to return to this treasure box of images again and again""
- "Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)

""a wordless picture book, breathtaking in its beauty, scope, and originality. ... Fellow illustration junkies, come to me now, and let me tell you that this book is a wonder. Gorgeous is what it is. The colors, the lines, the wide open spaces, the space the Tolmans give this book to breathe, the compositions...I could go on. There is also much humor and affection in this wordless story. It's one of the most beautiful, winning picture books I've seen in a long while. Each spread is a wonder. I never tire of this one.""
-7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast