Twigboy has everything a twig could wish for. . . except a best friend. Then one morning, when a rolling rock saves Twigboy from a gang of menacing bullies, he finds the friend he has always wanted. Together Twigboy and Rockwell have a fine time, visiting Granma and Granpa, and dining on Mud Pebble Pie. But when trouble strikes, watch out--with a friend, anything is possible! ·From the recipient of a Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors ·Energetic artwork in the artist's signature style creates a lively friendship and adventure story
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STEPHEN GAMMELL is the beloved author and illustrator of Twigboy and Is That You, Winter? He received the Caldecott Medal for his illustration of Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-When a stick called Twigboy finds himself in Weedland surrounded by nasty attacking bugs, he's saved by a falling rock that scatters the pests before plummeting into a swamp below. Twigboy dives in to save the drowning rock, names him Rockwell, and invites his new friend to lunch with his grandparents. Afterward, the two companions are caught in a dangerous thunderstorm but are rescued by a giant mothlike Quailskeeter that flies them to safety and, coincidentally, to the borders of Weedland. Grinning in anticipation, the friends jump into the underbrush to exact revenge on the previously offensive insects. The drippy, gloppy mixed-media illustrations perfectly capture the mucky, slimy, vegetative setting of this offbeat story. Dirt, swamp, branches, and jagged lightning are dramatically rendered and the dreaded Weedland is an eerie tangle of branches and roots. Earthy blues, greens, and browns predominate but occasional splashes of red and yellow add a note of cheer. The grandparents are wonderfully gnarled and even the stony Rockwell has personality. The text is straightforward and the type is bold, with a few sentences per page at most; dialogue is realistic, if rather predictable. The abrupt and somewhat unsettling ending may leave readers wondering about the outcome of the imminent skirmish. A quirky and imaginative adventure story in need of a little pruning.
Carol Ann Wilson, Westfield Memorial Library, NJ
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Descripción Harcourt Children's Books, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX015202137X
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