Cover image for Beach ball
Title:
Beach ball
Author:
Sís, Peter, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [1990]

©1990
Summary:
While at the beach, Mary and her mother see letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and more.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688091811

9780688091828
Format :
Book

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Summary

"A stiff breeze blows Mary's beach ball along the water's edge for miles and miles. People, objects and animals appear and disappear as Mary gallops from page to page, chasing the ball....Sis's inimitably cheerful illustrations fuse a riot of unsullied color with deft details and endless invention."--Publishers Weekly. "A great choice for beach-chair travelers."--School Library Journal.


Summary

Successful teams are Aligned, Creative and Exploring, in other words ACE Teams. This innovative book is about fast team building in a business context by using ideas adapted from the theatre. A truly enjoyable approach to team development.

All managers involved in team building, trainers and personnel managers and also employees working in teams will find ACE Teams essential reading. Team building and leadership consultants, those running short courses on teams and management students interested in teams will find a wealth of new ideas and practical wisdom.

Andrew Leigh and Michael Maynard run Maynard Leigh Associates, the development and consultancy service. MLA is used by many corporations including Allied Dunbar, Sun Life, The Body Shop, Oddbins, SmithKline Beecham, Hilton Hotels, Ladbrokes, Texas Home Care, The London Stock Exchange and IBM.



Andrew Leigh was formerly a business journalist with The Observer later working as a senior manager in the public sector. His other management publications include Decisions, Decisions (1983), 20 Ways to Manage Better (1985) and Effective Change (1988,1991). Michael Maynard has led business and management workshops across the UK and in Europe, specializing in creativity, self expression, communication and team building. He has had a successful career as an actor, appearing in the theatre and on TV as well as presenting and writing programmes for radio. He leads the acclaimed Mastery course at the Actors Institute in the City of London. With his business partner Andrew Leigh he has written The Perfect Presentation (1993) and The Perfect Communication (1993). - Evening Standard, April 1993 - Personnel Today, September 1993 'The book is extremely attractively presented with jokes, stories and anecdotes - many of which appealed to me.' - Industrial & Commercial Training, February 1995


Will lift your presentation from the mediocre to the dynamic
Concentrates on preparation, purpose, presence, passion and personality
Extensive use of amusing and thought-provoking analogies from the worlds of entertainment and business


Author Notes

Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1949 and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career as a filmmaker and won the Golden Bear Award at the 1980 West Berlin Film Festival for an animated short. He has also won the Grand Prix Toronto and the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and in 1983 collaborated with Bob Dylan on You Got to Serve Somebody. His film work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In 1982 Sis was sent to Los Angeles to produce a film for the 1984 Winter Olympics. But the film project was canceled when Czechoslovakia and the entire Eastern bloc decided to boycott the Olympics. Ordered by his government to return home, Sis decided to stay in the United States and was granted asylum. Sis then met Maurice Sendak who introduced him to children's books, and he moved to New York City in 1984 to begin a career in children's literature.

Sís earned quick acclaim with the publication of the 1986 Newbery Medal Winner, The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleishman, for which he did the illustrations. Sis is a five-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.. Komodo! and A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North were each named a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and he has won a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Komodo! and a Silver Medal for The Three Golden Keys. Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei was a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book, as was Tibet Through the Red Box. Sis has also received a MacArthur Fellowship

Sis' editorial illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other magazines in the United States and abroad. He has published nearly 1,000 drawings in The New York Times Book Review. He has designed many book jackets and posters, including, in 1984, the famous poster for Milos Forman's Academy Award-winning motion picture Amadeus. He has also completed a mural for the Washington/Baltimore Airport, a poster for the New York City subway system, and a stage set for the Joffrey Ballet. His work has been exhibited in Prague, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and New York in both group and one-man shows.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1949 and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career as a filmmaker and won the Golden Bear Award at the 1980 West Berlin Film Festival for an animated short. He has also won the Grand Prix Toronto and the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and in 1983 collaborated with Bob Dylan on You Got to Serve Somebody. His film work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In 1982 Sis was sent to Los Angeles to produce a film for the 1984 Winter Olympics. But the film project was canceled when Czechoslovakia and the entire Eastern bloc decided to boycott the Olympics. Ordered by his government to return home, Sis decided to stay in the United States and was granted asylum. Sis then met Maurice Sendak who introduced him to children's books, and he moved to New York City in 1984 to begin a career in children's literature.

Sís earned quick acclaim with the publication of the 1986 Newbery Medal Winner, The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleishman, for which he did the illustrations. Sis is a five-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.. Komodo! and A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North were each named a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and he has won a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Komodo! and a Silver Medal for The Three Golden Keys. Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei was a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book, as was Tibet Through the Red Box. Sis has also received a MacArthur Fellowship

Sis' editorial illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other magazines in the United States and abroad. He has published nearly 1,000 drawings in The New York Times Book Review. He has designed many book jackets and posters, including, in 1984, the famous poster for Milos Forman's Academy Award-winning motion picture Amadeus. He has also completed a mural for the Washington/Baltimore Airport, a poster for the New York City subway system, and a stage set for the Joffrey Ballet. His work has been exhibited in Prague, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and New York in both group and one-man shows.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 6

Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. Mary and her mother set up their beach paraphernalia for a day of seaside fun, but the wind blows Mary's beach ball away. As she chases it down the shoreline, scene after scene appears, each showing a new section of the beach. This essentially wordless picture book offers an opportunity for a new game in nearly every scene: find objects for every letter of the alphabet; help Mary find her way through the maze; count the objects; identify the shapes, animals, opposites, and colors; and find Mary. While the multitude of tiny figures and objects may be visually confusing to preschoolers, slightly older children will find the games diverting. Bits of visual humor add to the fun. Separated by the wide horizontal stretch of sandy beach, azure bands of sky and sea border each double-page spread; everything turns peach-colored in the sunset of the last scene. A playful romp. ~--Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

A stiff breeze blows Mary's beach ball along the water's edge for miles and miles. People, objects and animals appear and disappear as Mary gallops from page to page, chasing the ball that remains just a bit ahead of her. Her mostly wordless quest is augmented with a different concept worked into each spread. The reader is made aware of various things to look for by clever signals in each left-hand corner. A spread devoted to different kinds of animals is indicated by a flock of birds flying in formation spelling out the words `` . . . name the animals.'' This added bit of fun makes combing the beach for different things a game of infinite variety. Sis's ( Waving ) inimitably cheerful illustrations fuse a riot of unsullied color with deft details and endless invention. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3 --A great choice for beach-chair travelers. The wind has taken little Mary's ball, causing her to chase it through double-page spreads of color identification, numbers, shapes, opposites, and more, oblivious to the wild assortment of oddly dressed people basking in the sun. This backdrop of leisure activity is the essence of the book, as young beachcombers are encouraged to sift through the chaos to find objects from A-Z, count fish or sunglasses, or identify animals on an ark. Surprises abound as new objects are spotted--a little elf in green sitting under a mushroom umbrella, a shark and an alligator lurking in shallow water, a boy blowing up an elephant balloon larger than himself. Sis' quirky illustrations have the grainy, gritty texture of sand, causing the book itself to appear as though it had been at the beach--the perfect place to take it for an afternoon of fun. --Trev Jones, School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. Mary and her mother set up their beach paraphernalia for a day of seaside fun, but the wind blows Mary's beach ball away. As she chases it down the shoreline, scene after scene appears, each showing a new section of the beach. This essentially wordless picture book offers an opportunity for a new game in nearly every scene: find objects for every letter of the alphabet; help Mary find her way through the maze; count the objects; identify the shapes, animals, opposites, and colors; and find Mary. While the multitude of tiny figures and objects may be visually confusing to preschoolers, slightly older children will find the games diverting. Bits of visual humor add to the fun. Separated by the wide horizontal stretch of sandy beach, azure bands of sky and sea border each double-page spread; everything turns peach-colored in the sunset of the last scene. A playful romp. ~--Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

A stiff breeze blows Mary's beach ball along the water's edge for miles and miles. People, objects and animals appear and disappear as Mary gallops from page to page, chasing the ball that remains just a bit ahead of her. Her mostly wordless quest is augmented with a different concept worked into each spread. The reader is made aware of various things to look for by clever signals in each left-hand corner. A spread devoted to different kinds of animals is indicated by a flock of birds flying in formation spelling out the words `` . . . name the animals.'' This added bit of fun makes combing the beach for different things a game of infinite variety. Sis's ( Waving ) inimitably cheerful illustrations fuse a riot of unsullied color with deft details and endless invention. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3 --A great choice for beach-chair travelers. The wind has taken little Mary's ball, causing her to chase it through double-page spreads of color identification, numbers, shapes, opposites, and more, oblivious to the wild assortment of oddly dressed people basking in the sun. This backdrop of leisure activity is the essence of the book, as young beachcombers are encouraged to sift through the chaos to find objects from A-Z, count fish or sunglasses, or identify animals on an ark. Surprises abound as new objects are spotted--a little elf in green sitting under a mushroom umbrella, a shark and an alligator lurking in shallow water, a boy blowing up an elephant balloon larger than himself. Sis' quirky illustrations have the grainy, gritty texture of sand, causing the book itself to appear as though it had been at the beach--the perfect place to take it for an afternoon of fun. --Trev Jones, School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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