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Description - Over in the Meadow by Jan Thornhill

Jan Thornhill's trademark ingenuity brings this well-loved 19th century rhyme to a new audience in a captivating and original way. Thornhill has created a magical, imaginary world made up of everyday objects: a forest of broccoli, a beaver dam of pretzels, a dragonfly with paperclip wings. Who could have thought berries, twist-ties, light bulbs, garden gloves, and rubber bands could be transformed into such unimagined delights? As always with Thornhill's books, young readers can pore for hours over the intricacies of a seemingly simple story. Not only will they learn about counting, rhyming, animals, and nature, but they will also delight in picking out recognizable everyday objects used in new ways in the illustrations on these pages. Pages at the back of the book show the original elements used in the creation of the illustrations readers can then go back and play I Spy. With a lyrical, sing-song cadence perfect for reading aloud, this delightful story, paired with Thornhill's stunning artwork, will win over a new 21st century audience. AGES: 5-8 AUTHOR: Jan Thornhill is an award-winning writer and illustrator who has always had a strong interest in nature and the environment. Several of her books have been translated into different languages and published in countries around the world. Her books include the Governor General's Award-nominated 'The Wildlife ABC' and 'The Wildlife 123' and the NAPPA Gold Award-winning I Found a Dead Bird.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781926973067
ISBN-10: 1926973062
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 270mm x 0mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Owlkids Books Inc.
Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Jan Thornhill

Jan Thornhill is an award-winning writer and illustrator who has always had a strong interest in nature and the environment. Several of her books have been translated into different languages and published in countries around the world. Her books include the Governor General's Award-nominated The Wildlife ABC and The Wildlife 123 and the NAPPA Gold Award-winning I Found a Dead Bird. She lives in Havelock, ON.

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