Runaway Signs

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.7 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399172250

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About the Author

Joan Holub (joanholub.com), a New York Times bestselling author, has written and/or illustrated over 150 children's books. She lives in North Carolina.

Alison Farrell (drawdrawdraw.com) wrote and illustrated Cycle City and The Hike, and has a BA in painting and an MSE in art education. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Wry, pun-filled text. . . . Humorous illustrations depict the black silhouettes of newly liberated, ambulatory figures (a park ranger, hikers, a bear, road workers). Entire signs, like HAIRPIN TURN and ONE WAY sport sturdy white arms and legs. . . . This union of dialogue-rich text and panoramic representations of a diverse town provides a just-right balance between community-safety instruction and kid-appealing hijinks. Perfect for end-of-the-school-year read-alouds and good fun all year long."--Kirkus Reviews

"Holub's concise, satisfying narrative and the characters' speech-balloon comments read aloud well. The story's unspoken message, that everyone likes to be appreciated for what they do, is one that young children can appreciate. Capturing the joy of an unexpected holiday, Farrell contributes a series of wonderfully childlike gouache-and-ink illustrations that become increasingly chaotic, then resolve into order as the signs return to their posts. An appealing picture book for reading aloud."--Booklist