No Buddy Like a Book

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.6 X 12.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.23 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536203073

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About the Author
Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Day the Universe Exploded My Head and The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts. Before the publication of No Buddy Like a Book, Allan Wolf frequently recited the text of the poem for educators and students, to avid response. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Brianne Farley is the author-illustrator of Secret Tree Fort and Ike's Incredible Ink. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Brianne Farley lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan.
Reviews
A journey into the cosmos contained in books and the adventures they provide for readers...Farley's illustrations are endearing and captivating, bringing newly imagined worlds to life through colorful illustrations. A most striking spread shows the night sky, with both known and new constellations filling the page. The trope of opening a book that reveals ideas, excitement, and new experiences within has been explored before, but Wolf's interpretation feels refreshed by both catchy rhymes and a cast of characters diverse in race, gender, age, and ability. A sweet reminder of the worlds held within books and our power to play in them.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In this snappy addition to the shelf of book-extolling books, Wolf (The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep) supplies a string of examples showing how books can teach and enlighten...Wolf's playful tone keeps the loosely associated episodes powering forward. Sturdy, stubby-nosed characters by Farley, meanwhile, beguile, and fantasy landscapes divert, including a wondrous spread that reimagines the constellations.
--Publishers Weekly

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--Parents Magazine