Gem by Holly Hobbie
  

Gem

Written by Holly Hobbie
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Gem by Holly Hobbie

Look carefully. There may be a gem in your garden. That is the lesson that a granddaughter teaches her grandmother - and that the grandmother then memorializes in the treasured keepsake of a picture book that she paints for the little girl.For nearly four decades, watercolorist Holly Hobbie has drawn inspiration from the wonders of nature. During one especially hard winter, she found herself imagining the story of a determined toad's spring journey. Her vivid depiction of this endearing creature's glorious yet fragile world is a sparkling celebration of survival and renewal. From the muddy brown road outside a farmhouse to the sweet-smelling garden to the cool lily pads in the pond, readers will feel their senses rejuvenated by Holly Hobbie's gemlike, detailed paintings in this nearly wordless work.

Reviews

Praise for Gem * Luminous watercolor, pen and ink illustrations. A palette of fresh greens and yellows heralds springtime, while varying frame sizes and perspectives allow readers to view the realistically rendered toad's cross-country ramble from multiple view.... A stunning gem indeed. -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review Gracefully illustrated. -- Booklist

School Library Journal

Gracefully illustrated.

A shining star in the collection of Holly Hobbie books.



Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books as well as Fanny, Fanny and Annabelle, and Everything but the Horse. She has also written an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Holly Hobbie
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Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

3rd May 2012

ISBN

9780316203340


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