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The carpenter /

by Barros, Bruna [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2017]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm.ISBN: 1423646762; 9781423646761.Uniform titles: Carpinteiro. English.Subject(s): Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Play -- Juvenile fiction | Tape measures -- Juvenile fiction | Carpenters -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Fiction | Play -- Fiction | Tape measures -- Fiction | Carpenters -- Fiction | Stories without words | Picture books for childrenSummary: In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> A book to read with your eyes and your heart . . . </p> <p> "A young boy abandons his beloved electronics when an old-fashioned yellow-jointed tape measure causes his imagination to run wild, in The Carpenter, a wordless expression of the simple joys found in exploration and creative play. Brazilian illustrator Bruna Barros uses basic yet bold contrasting colors, and lines that showcase the transformation of a carpenter's shop into a veritable ocean of wonder, giving Harold and his purple crayon a run for his money." --Foreword Reviews</p> <p>This special book shares its story without a single word. Bruna Barros' beautiful, creative illustrations will capture children's imaginations, showing readers that even the simplest, most common objects can start a wonderful adventure. This book also offers opportunities to foster discussions and spontaneous story telling.</p>

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In this story without words, an overalls-clad young boy plays with a carpenter's measuring tape, while his similarly dressed father has plans to build a boat.

Ages 3 and up.

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Horn Book Review

In this wordless Brazilian import, a small overalls-clad childs attention is diverted from his or her electronic screen by a carpenters folding wood ruler. In a series of scenes, the child plays with the yellow ruler, happily shaping it into a house, a car, an elephant, and a dinosaur. Pleasure turns to alarm after the child fashions a whale, which brings a rush of water through which the child must swim back to the carpenters workbench--where, as it turns out, for the books entire duration the carpenter has been building a small wooden boat. Escape! When the child fashions the folding ruler into a final shape--a triangular sail--the two sail off together, right out of the book. The wordless spreads are effortless to read: all the detail in the illustrations is restricted to the materials on the carpenters bench (careful readers will spot the boat blueprints from the very beginning); backgrounds are composed entirely of white space, keeping focus on the action. Child and adult share the same skin color (dark brown) and overalls color (orange), establishing a connection between the two without necessitating a word. The emotions presented are child-sized but authentic, and the theme that imaginative play is more rewarding--and requires more ingenuity--than electronic games is expertly communicated. martha v. parravano (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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