A mother and baby look through a window at the beautiful wilderness beyond their home. But as the baby grows, buildings and roads are constructed, and by the time the boy is an adult, what was once open landscape is now a crowded city. "A good way of introducing environmental concerns to the young."--Booklist. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Full color.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
A collage artist, picture book author and film maker whose work often has a strong environmental focus.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1 Up-- A mother, holding her newborn son, gazes out the window of his room at lush vegetation, tropical birds, a pond, a kangaroo. Ten double-page illustrations following show the development--during a 20-year period--of the area outside the window. As Sam (the baby) grows older, the land is cleared, a road is built, then a farm. A housing development goes up, then takes over a hill that was once green with lush growth. Development becomes suburb, then city, complete with billboards, high-rises, noise pollution, litter, and overpopulation. Sam marries and moves to a new house in the country, where the final window scene shows him, holding his baby, staring at a sign announcing, "House Blocks For Sale". Words are unnecessary, as Baker's carefully rendered collage scenes explicitly detail the situation. Varying symbolic objects on Sam's windowsill (and the cracking and peeling of paint on the wall) add to the book's message. Baker's meticulous collages, formed from natural materials, clay, fabric, and real hair, are so detailed that they require many viewings. A final, short author's note explains the inspiration for the book: ". . .by understanding and changing the way we personally affect the environment, we can make a difference." This unusual, exceptionally well-crafted picture book might be a good way to begin. --Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97801405483031.0
Descripción Puffin. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0140548300 Ships promptly. Nº de ref. de la librería HCI6371KWGG041817H0062
Descripción Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0140548300
Descripción Puffin, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0140548300
Descripción Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110140548300
Descripción Puffin. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0140548300 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3023471