|From the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Snowy Day comes a counting book for preschoolers filled with bold, colorful collages, with objects including red suns, white snowflakes, and playful pooches. *Author: Keats, Ezra Jack *Series Title: Classic Board Books *Subtitle: A Counting Book *Publication Date: 1999/06/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 7.75|
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From one red sun to ten playful pooches, preschoolers delight in counting the bold, colorful objects in Keats's appealing collages. Full color.From the Caldecott Medal-winning author of
Ezra Jack Keats's style of illustration--colored cut-paper collages or blends of acrylic paint, is instantly recognizable. Keats's mother encouraged his artistic abilities but his father warned him not to become an artist as he would starve and "have a terrible life." Despite this warning, Keats did become an artist and won three scholarships to art schools. He served in the Air Force during World War II and began to find work as an illustrator. Keats illustrated many works of other artists before writing and illustrating a work of his own--that effort, THE SNOWY DAY won the Caldecott Medal in 1963. The lead character of that book, a young African-American boy named Peter, appeared in a number of other works by Keats including WHISTLE FOR WILLIE (1964) and DREAMS (1974).