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Give me back my book!, Travis Foster and Ethan Long

Label
Give me back my book!
Title
Give me back my book!
Statement of responsibility
Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two friends, Redd and Bloo, argue over the possession of one special book with a green cover, but unite when Bookworm walks off with it
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2—Bloo and Redd simply love their book. It has everything—a green cover, a nice spine, and pages that turn from right to left (or left to right if you're adventurous.) But what they can't agree upon is who owns it! When their favorite book ends up snatched by a bookworm, Bloo and Redd must work together to write their own book to get it back. Playing with the "meta-picture book" subgenre, Long and Foster have added a funny and fresh story with several teachable moments. On the surface it's a simple tale about sharing and the joy of reading, but with Redd describing the different components of a book, and the two then using that information to create their own volume, this is a wonderful teaching tool for either a creative writing or an introductory language arts lesson. The two characters play off of each other well, and the large dialogue balloons matched with the cartoonish character design with no background scenery will please the many fans of "Elephant and Piggie." VERDICT Not to be missed—give me this book!—Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI --Peter Blenski (Reviewed 09/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 9, p106)
  • Bloo, a blue rabbit (drawn by Long), catches Redd, a shaggy red monster (drawn by Foster), reading Bloo’s book. A barrage of accusations and denials ensues, but readers will surmise that Redd is indeed trying to pull a fast one on Bloo. Their tussling gives a third character, Bookworm, the opportunity to swipe the book for herself. Now united, Bloo and Red cook up a plot to trap Bookworm by creating a decoy book (“The illustrations will make her eyes explode!” says Bloo), which turns out to be as much fun as reading. The crisp animation-style cartooning, punctuated with photographic objects, has a freewheeling verve that lifts the story beyond an exercise in gainsaying. But what makes it truly touching is the love that Boo, Redd, and Earthworm have for the book—not just as a transporter of imaginations but as a physical object. As the larcenous Redd notes: “I cannot part with my green book. It has a hard cover, a nice spine, the pages turn from right to left... and, if you are adventurous, from left to right.” Ages 3–5. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/10/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 28, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576826
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Travis
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.F677
LC item number
Gi 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Long, Ethan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Possessiveness
  • Friendship
  • Books and reading
  • Sharingv
  • Friendship
  • Books and reading
  • Friendship
  • Possessiveness
Target audience
primary
Label
Give me back my book!, Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn961098388
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452160405
Lccn
2016033214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961098388
Label
Give me back my book!, Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn961098388
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452160405
Lccn
2016033214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961098388

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