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On A Magical Do-Nothing Day - Beatrice Alemagna

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Hardcover Published: 18th September 2017
ISBN: 9780062657602
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 4+ years old

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All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game, but my mom says it’s a waste of time. The game makes my mom crazy. Angry.

She takes it away.

I take it back.

I wish Dad had come with us on this rainy, gray weekend.

Without my game, nothing is fun.

On the other hand, maybe I’m wrong about that. . . .

Industry Reviews

"Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator. Pure magic." -- Christian Robinson, Caledecott Honor Winner of Last Stop on Market Street "Naive and childlike yet so very sophisticated. Lovely." -- Lane Smith, Best-selling illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man "Heartbreakingly beautiful. You get the sense that she becomes totally lost in it while drawing and as a viewer you want to do the same. I think this might be Beatrice's most breathtaking work yet. -- Julie Morstad, award-winning illustrator of Julia, Child and Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova "The name Beatrice means 'she who brings happiness.' Her work is not necessarily happy all the time-and I am grateful for that-but it is always is strong and delicate, lyrical and honest, all at the same time." -- Sergio Ruzzier, award-winning illustrator of This is Not a Picture Book "Seeing A Lion in Paris made me realize how beautiful picture books can be." -- Chris Haughton, award-winning illustrator of Shh! We Have a Plan

ISBN: 9780062657602
ISBN-10: 0062657607
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 18th September 2017
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.1 x 23.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.5

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Beatrice Alemagna

About the Author


Born in 1973, Beatrice Alemagna made her first picture book at the age of eight and has since published over 20 books with leading international publishers. Her techniques of illustration vary depending on the story of each book, but range from the use of pencil and paint to collage and embroidery. A consummate storyteller, her intimate and imaginative books are completely intertwined works where the words and the pictures meld seamlessly and become one.

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