The Bad Chair (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781773062464
ISBN: 9781773062464
Editorial: Groundwood Books
Autor: Tolstikova, Dasha
Año de edición: 2020
N° Paginas: 40
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Review[A] clever representation of all-too-real feelings of the young. Bright, expressive illustrations add to the chuckle-worthy drama. ― Kirkus ReviewsCertain to become a go-to read-aloud choice for educators, librarians, and parents alike when seeking to promote the importance of inclusion. ― CM Review of Materials[C]heery, naïf-style artwork. ― Publishers Weekly[U]nique, nuanced artwork. ― School Library Journal[A] story that in my estimation, grows increasingly appealing upon each reading. ― Fab Book Reviews BlogProduct DescriptionA fresh and funny picture book about feeling left out and the power of friendship, from the author and illustrator of A Year Without Mom.Every evening before brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed, Vivi and Monkey play the game: Monkey hides under a sheet, and Vivi pretends to look for him. Every evening, Chair wishes more than anything that he could play, too.One night, Chair decides to make Monkey late for the game so that Vivi will look for Chair instead. But nothing goes quite according to plan. Instead of looking for Chair, Vivi grows increasingly worried about Monkey. She gathers witnesses for questioning, and Chair could be the key to her investigation. But if Vivi finds Monkey, will she still want to be friends with Chair?This sweet, funny story about friendship will encourage young readers to empathize with those feeling left out. Kids will delight in Dasha’s simple yet sophisticated illustrations.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.From School Library JournalK-Gr 2—In Vivi's room, a houseplant is in love with a cat, her stuffed monkey can walk and talk, and her chair feels left out of all the fun. Every day Vivi and Monkey play hide and seek. Monkey hides, and Vivi, a brown-skinned girl with natural hair, seeks. When Chair wants to hide, he sabotages the game by spilling a drink on Monkey to send him to the washing machine. Vivi is initially upset when she discovers Chair's deception, but after a moment's thought, she forgives Chair and decides to let him play. This book driven by a clear sense of childlike logic; in the brief scene where an adult appears, it's simply a black and white outline, a silhouette existing only peripherally in the child's imagination. Further, the extent of each household item's anthropomorphism varies. For instance, Monkey can move around the room, independently play games, and talk. Chair is not as ambulatory. The watercolor illustrations strike the perfect balance of being naive without seeming amateurish. The color scheme is vibrant and the character's faces—even the nonhuman ones—are expressive. VERDICT Some readers may not like that Chair's bad behavior is rewarded, but others may see it as a story of forgiveness; a worthwhile purchase, not just for the unique, nuanced artwork.—Chance Lee Joyner, Haverhill P.L., MAReviewPraise for Dasha Tolstikova and The Bad Chair:“… a clever representation of all-too-real feelings of the young. Bright, expressive illustrations add to the chuckle-worthy drama.” ― Kirkus Reviews“[C]heery, naïf-style artwork.” ― Publishers Weekly“[U]nique, nuanced artwork.” ― School Library JournalPraise for Dasha Tolstikova and A Year Without Mom:“Tolstikova’s delightful drawings vibrate with nervous life against stark washes of gray and black. She nails her characters with telling gestures and cheeks shading, revealingly, from white to red.” ― Maria Russo, New York Times Book Review“[The illustrations] are deceptively simple, but with great narrative sophistication, they capture both the specificity of Dasha’s experience and the universality of her emotions. The text is likewise unadorned and effective […] Fascinating and heartfelt.” ― Kirkus, starred r
  • Idioma: Inglés
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