There Is A Tribe of Kids

There Is A Tribe of Kids

eBook - 2016
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When a young boy embarks on a journey alone . . .he trails a colony of penguins, undulates in a smack of jellyfish,clasps hands with a constellation of stars, naps for a night in a bed of clams,and follows a trail of shells, home to his tribe of friends.If Lane Smith's Caldecott Honor Book Grandpa Green was an homage to aging and the end of life, There Is a Tribe of Kids is a meditation on childhood and life's beginning. Smith's vibrant sponge-paint illustrations and use of unusual collective nouns such as smack and unkindness bring the book to life. Whimsical, expressive, and perfectly paced, this story plays with language as much as it embodies imagination.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781626727564
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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ChristchurchKids Jun 27, 2016

Wearing horns made out of twigs doesn't make you a goat…or so the leaf-clad hero of this picture book quickly discovers. As he journeys through the wilderness, he tries to join every group he meets -- a tribe of goats, a colony of penguins, an army of caterpillars, a crash of rhinos, and lots more – but despite his best efforts, he just doesn't fit in. What's a lonely human to do? Find out in this minimalist tale, in which finely detailed illustrations offer plenty of small twists and quirks to reward repeat readers. For another artful exploration of collective nouns, try Betsy Rosenthal's An Ambush of Tigers.


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