Templeton Gets His Wish

Greg Pizzoli (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 12, 2015
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.0 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781484712740

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About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed(Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Templeton Gets His Wish, and Number One Sam. His nonfiction for children includes the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, and he has also illustrated picture books written by authors such as Mac Barnett, Kelly DiPucchio, Jennifer Adams, and Margaret Wise Brown. He lives in Philadelphia.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

* "Pizzoli's use of four-color art provides an airy, uncluttered vision for his story that will definitely attract children. The simple yet exciting text drives the story forward and will make it a popular choice at storytimes."--School Library Journal, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

* "It's an expert debut..."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

"Pizzoli legitimizes childish anxieties but also slyly exaggerates each worry to highlight the humor."--New York Times
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

* "[A] class act."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

"Screen printing allows for sweet intensity and subtle textures in Ben Day dots and overprinting, while the pared-down simplicity of the spreads and lively incorporation of text into the images provides graphic oomph that will reach the back row of the storytime rug."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."--Booklist Online
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

"The illustrations, done in a graphic, flat-color style with simple linework, recall the cheerful stylings of Ed Emberley and Roger Hargreaves. While Pizzoli uses the computer to arrange his compositions, he takes extra care to hand print the pieces. Done in a three-color printing, the silk screen offers a toothiness to the page, giving fruit, animal and emotions more substance."--Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

* "[A]nother winner from Pizzoli."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

"Pizzoli's zingy ice-pop colors and dramatically varied page compositions take home the blue ribbon."--New York Times
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

"Pizzoli's talent with color, easy-to-read words, and humor is something to behold."--Horn Book
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

Winner of the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

"[T]his will zoom off shelves."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
PRAISE FOR NUMBER ONE SAM

"Pizzoli's follow-up to the 2014 Geisel Award winning The Watermelon Seed . . . again uses cheery Rocky-and-Bullwinkle-style illustrations and sparse text to pull off a far more emotional feat than you'd expect."--Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE WATERMELON SEED

* "Children will love this hilarious book...The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase."--School Library Journal, starred review