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Gem /

by Hobbie, Holly.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316203340; 0316203343.Subject(s): Toads -- Juvenile fiction | Toads -- Habitat -- Juvenile fiction | Habitat (Ecology) -- Fiction | Stories without words | Picture books for childrenSummary: Through her watercolor paintings, the author depicts the journey of a toad in its natural habitat, from early springtime mud to the lily pads of summer, in this nearly wordless book about survival and renewal.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Look carefully. There may be a gem in your garden. <br> For nearly four decades, watercolorist Holly Hobbie has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. During one especially hard winter, she found herself imagining the story of a determined toad's spring journey. Her vivid depiction of this endearing creature's glorious yet fragile world is a sparkling celebration of survival and renewal. From the muddy brown road outside a farmhouse to the sweet-smelling garden to the cool lily pads in the pond, readers will feel their senses rejuvenated by Holly Hobbie's gemlike, detailed paintings in this nearly wordless work.

School Library Journal, March 2012

Pub Weekly, February 2012

Kirkus Starred, February 2012

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), May 2012

Through her watercolor paintings, the author depicts the journey of a toad in its natural habitat, from early springtime mud to the lily pads of summer, in this nearly wordless book about survival and renewal.

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Horn Book Review

This nearly wordless picture book--set up, through introductory and concluding letters, as a book a grandmother has made for her granddaughter--chronicles the life (and several near-deaths) of Gem, a toad living near a country farmhouse. Hobbie's gentle, elegant pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations end with a curious farm girl capturing but happily releasing Gem back into his garden home. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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