A Big Surprise for Little Card

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$16.99  $15.80
Candlewick Press (MA)
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9.2 X 9.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Charise Mericle Harper has written and/or illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Just Grace series. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in New York State.

Anna Raff has illustrated several books for children, including World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Kiwi magazine, among other publications, and she is the creator of Ornithoblogical, a blog of bird-related imagery. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Illustration Summer Residency Program in New York City, where she lives.
Not much in life holds the mystique of a child's first library card, and this book celebrates that lovely milestone. In Harper's clever story, Little Card, a cute sneaker-clad fellow with ­expressive eyebrows, is all set to be a birthday greeting, until he's sent instead to become the library card of a girl named Alex...as the library's wonders are revealed, it becomes clear that even if it's not a birthday party, the place has something to offer every day.
--The New York Times

Harper's addition to the intro-to-library canon, with its anthropomorphic card cast, is a goofy winner. Raff's mixed-media collages, digitally colored, are a bright, perfect match for Little Card's excitement about all things library...Check it out!
--Kirkus Reviews

Raff's minimalist illustrations, splashed in delicate pastels, and Harper's playful text conjure up a world as buoyant as it is endearing.

Little Card is expressive and endearing, and in some instances, his exuberance can barely be contained...A good addition to library-themed storytimes.
--School Library Journal

--Publishers Weekly