Thingamabob (Libro en Inglés)

$ 726.00
ISBN: 9780735265790
ISBN: 9780735265790
Editorial: Tundra Books
Autor: Coppo, Marianna
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 44
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Product DescriptionWhat is a thingamabob? A thingamabob can be anything . . . and so can you! A sweet, empowering picture book about self-discovery from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Petra.In the beginning, the universe was one great big thing. Then that thing exploded into gobs and gobs of thingamabobs.All of the thingamabobs had a purpose . . . all except for one small, shapeless thingamabob. No one knew what it was for. It wasn't this or that. It wasn't here or there. What's the use of this thingamabob?But everything changes for Thingamabob when it makes a friend in the park. And Thingamabob realizes that if you aren't one thing . . . you can be everything!From School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2-The creator of Petra and Ray has delivered another sweet story of finding one's identity. The story of the Big Bang gets somewhat simplified: From one big blob, everything gets a shape and purpose, except for the Thingamabob. The Thingamabob, a smiley orange blob, can become different things, like a chair or a hat, but it is never "enough" to be any one thing; it's not comfy enough to be a chair or trendy enough to be a hat. One day, the discouraged Thingamabob meets a child and helps with imaginative play. The Thingamabob realizes that in not being one set thing, it can be anything, which makes it happy. The background and characters are set in a grayscale with the bright orange Thingamabob as the main attraction. The simple drawing of the people with round heads and mere for eyes are reminiscent of vintage illustrations (e.g., Harold and the Purple Crayon). Adults will appreciate the message of self-acceptance and individuality, while kids will like seeing the creative objects the Thingamabob becomes. The generous white space around the text is pleasant; the tiny font size is not. VERDICT Another lovely offering from Coppo, with an essential message alongside charming art.-Elissa Cooperα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.Review"Coppo succeeds in guiding readers into the titular character’s interiority, making it possible to relate its failures to their own and resulting in a piquant and poignant adventure." —Publishers Weekly"Once you've seen some aspect of the world the way Marianna Coppo presents it, you won't go back to seeing it the old way." —Imaginary ElevatorsAbout the AuthorMARIANNA COPPO is an author and illustrator who lives in Rome, Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan and now focuses on freelance illustration. Her debut picture book, Petra, received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the creator of A Very Late Story and Such a Good Boy. Her most recent book is Ray.
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