If. (getty Trust Publications : J. Paul Getty Museum)
- Number of Pages: 44
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
In her first book, artist Sarah Perry has created twenty magical watercolors that happen to be an open invitation to the imaginations of kids. cats fly about on wings. Beautifully developed in complete color, these fantastic images conjure up a planet of limitless possibilities where anything can happen: leaves turn into green fish. Children of all ages will enjoy this book, the Getty Museum's very first co-publication with the Children's Library Press of Venice, California. and butterflies develop to be a little girl's coat of numerous colors.
A diving board to creative wordplay, the fascinating picture book If. ") , the hypotheticals will surely inspire flights of fancy for readers of all ages."Even though a number of the suggestions and photos are whimsical for the point of getting downright creepy (" If caterpillars were toothpaste. What could possibly be far more appealing for a 5-year-old than imagining the silliest suppositions and seeing them come to life in realistic paintings? ,"" If the moon were square. ,"" If toes were teeth. delivers a surrealistic view inside the natural world. ,"and"If worms had wheels. The two-page spreads present artful watercolors paired with such strange possibilities as"If zebras had stars and stripes.
Sculptor Sarah Perry creates a world to make us stop and think. (Ages 4 to 7, and adults, too) --Emilie Coulter One of her best illustrations depicts a large, hairy warthog with a sparkling crown and the text,"If ugly had been beautiful."With each and every if idea, the author encourages the type of mental double take that comes naturally for young children.
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