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Title:
And away we go!
Author:
Migy, author, illustrator.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
"Mr. Fox is going to the moon. Away he goes in his hot air balloon. But wait. Can Elephant come too? Sure! Let's bring along some pizza. What about Giraffe? And Squirrel? Everyone is welcome in Mr. Fox's balloon, but look out--a surprise is in store for everyone, too"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805099010
Format :
Book

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Mr. Fox is going to the moon! Away he goes in his hot air balloon. . . . But wait! Can Elephant come too? Sure! Let's bring along some pizza. What about Giraffe? And Squirrel?
Everyone is welcome in Mr. Fox's balloon, but look out--will everyone fit?
In the tradition of classic cumulative tales like Mr. Gumpy's Outing , Migy's And Away We Go! is an unforgettable debut picture book from an exciting new talent.


Author Notes

Migy (pronounced miggy ) is short for Miguel Ornia-Blanco. He was born in Salford, England. After living for a time in London and Buenos Aires, he currently lives in Frome, England, with his wife and children. Migy's artwork has been featured everywhere from the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. to the newsstands of Portland, Oregon. And Away We Go! is his author/illustrator debut in the U.S.


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Booklist Review

In this airborne version of the folktale The Mitten, Mr. Fox receives a hot-air balloon he hopes will fly him to the moon. Soon Elephant and pizza, Giraffe and drinks, Squirrel and his band, dancing Rhino, and construction worker rabbits with games join him on his evening adventure. Away we go! shouts Mr. Fox. Then little Bird asks to join, and suddenly, with a swoosh! and a snap! everything except the balloon tumbles safely back to the ground. Migy's U.S. debut features a slightly retro New York City resplendent in pinks and greens, full of scenes suggesting prominent works of art (Freddie's Diner, for example, resembles Edward Hopper's Nighthawks). Meanwhile, the text's refrain, And away we go! brings Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners to mind. While young listeners may miss these nuances, they are sure to appreciate the book's cumulative repetition, attention to detail, and overall joie de vivre. A good choice for storytimes; pair with Melissa Sweet's Balloons over Broadway (2011) for a look at real hot-air balloons in NYC.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Star-gazing Mr. Fox accepts an exciting delivery. "'Hurray! My hot air balloon is here. Now I can fly to the moon! Away I go!'" But each time he tries to take off, a new friend asks to join him, and each one wants to bring something along. The agreeable Mr. Fox truly believes in the adage "The more the merrier" and acquiesces to each new suggestion with ease-Pizza? Sure. Milkshakes? You bet. Music, games, dancing? Absolutely! Of course, as the group in the basket grows, the balloon strings begin to fray, and keen-eyed readers will not be surprised when Mr. Fox and his pals are left stranded on the ground as the balloon shoots off toward the moon. "'Away it goes! Oh well, I'll go to the moon another time.'" muses the ever-optimistic Mr. Fox. "'It's much more fun to be here with my friends.'" The jaunty, sailor-suited fox has equally natty friends, with Elephant in a fedora and Giraffe in a bomber jacket. Overall, the illustrations have a fun, 1950s vibe without seeming old-fashioned. The dark colors of a shadowy night contrasted with the bright sherbet colors of the city add a distinct joie de vivre to the story. Hand-lettered signs, billboards, and marquees enhance the sense of adventure and possibility that the city holds. Stylish, jazzy, and unique, this is a great addition and would work well for storytime.-Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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