Cover image for The jacket
Title:
The jacket
Author:
Hall, Kirsten, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for making a book jacket.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781592701681
Format :
Book

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The Jacket is a book that needs to be a book. It's a book that pays tribute, in word and form, to all that a book is and can be. Once upon a time there was a girl who had a dog named Egg Cream. This girl loved her dog, but she also loved her special book. And Book loved her. But how about Book and Egg Cream? Could they coexist as the girl's two favorite things in the whole wide world?

After getting an MA in early childhood education from NYU, Kirsten Hall taught both preschool and elementary school for several years while writing learn-to-read books for Scholastic and engaging in the book world in many other ways. Today, Kirsten is the sole proprietor of Catbird Productions, a book packager and boutique literary agency. The Jacket is her debut picture book.

Before Dasha Tolstikova became an illustrator, she was a photographer, a reporter, a newswire translator, a sales clerk, a cargo van driver, a film producer, and a decorative painter--not necessarily in that order. She is a graduate of the SVA MFA illustration program. In addition to The Jacket , she is currently working on her autobiographical graphic novel with Groundwood Books. The Jacket is her debut into the world of picture books.


Author Notes

Before Dasha Tolstikova became an illustrator, she was a photographer, a reporter, a newswire translator, a sales clerk, a cargo van driver, a film producer, and a decorative painter - not necessarily in that order. She is a graduate of the SVA MFA Illustration program. In addition to The Jacket , she is currently working on her autobiographical graphic novel with Groundwood Books. The Jacket is her debut into the world of picture books.

After getting an MA in early childhood education from NYU, Kirsten Hall taught both preschool and elementary school for several years while writing learn-to-read books for Scholastic and engaging in the book world in many other ways. Today, Kirsten is the sole proprietor of Catbird Productions, a book packager and boutique literary agency. The Jacket is her debut picture book.


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Booklist Review

A blue book, with a face and sticklike arms and legs, is the main character in this tale about making the best of a bad situation. Book wishes he stood out from the others at the store, as he desperately wants to be noticed. It's his desire for a child to pick him from all the other volumes and make him feel special. Eventually, a little girl chooses to take him home, and he feels truly cherished until realizing the child's love must be shared with her messy dog. Though wary of the animal, Book is fairly happy until a disastrous visit to the park results in a mud bath. The book feels he'll never be loved again due to his filthy state; however, the youngster has a great idea, and all ends well. Children will be delighted to discover they're holding the actual book and its jacket as they appear in the story. Scratchy, childlike mixed-media illustrations are fitting and clearly reveal the emotions felt by the girl, her dog, and Book. Two pages on How to Make a Book Jacket would be a great storytime activity.--Owen, Maryann Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Literary agent Hall debuts with a lovely story that tenderly showcases the relationship between a girl and a book while giving readers the chance to form a very similar relationship, thanks to a neat bit of book design. Book-a gray-blue rectangle with oval eyes, a small smile, and stick limbs-is thrilled when the right child finds him in the bookstore: "Book thought he must be the girl's favorite thing in the whole wide world."¬Ě Turns out, though, that the girl also has an enthusiastic scribble of a dog, and a muddy accident leaves Book spattered and stained. Debut talent Tolstikova's mixed-media artwork reveals a knack for emotional range; at Book's lowest, she shows him sprawled on the ground surrounded by desolate grayness, worried that he's ruined. But the girl has a solution-a vivid yellow book jacket with two eyeholes and covered with crayoned drawings. In fact, it looks... exactly like the jacket of the book readers are holding, under which they'll find a familiar-looking gray-blue hardcover with oval eyes and a small smile. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agent: Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.