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Blanket & Bear, a Remarkable Pair Hardcover – 29 Aug 2013
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"Kelly, a debut author (and grandson of Roald Dahl), writes austere, emotionally blunt rhymes [that], when combined with Tanaka s ("One Moon, Two Cats") velvety but highly formal acrylic illustrations, keep the book s more playful fantasy elements in check. On the spectrum of stories about the inner lives of playthings, this is more "Velveteen Rabbit" than "Toy Story.""--"Publishers Weekl"y
"Kelly gives lost possessions a new life in his first book . . . The message is heartfelt and it may comfort children who are missing their favorite toys"--"School Library Journal
""Can offer copious comfort to children with the suggestion that their closest childhood friends have found second lives elsewhere.""--Kirkus Review
About the Author
L. J. R. Kelly was born in London, England, and comes from a family filled with other writers including his sister, mother, father, aunts and grandfather. He is the vice-chairman of the literary estate of his grandfather, Roald Dahl. He studied politics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and writing at Dartmouth College. He lives and writes in the hills of New Hampshire. Visit him at www.LJRKelly.com.
Yoko Tanaka isa graduate of the Art Center College in Pasadena, California and has illustrated several books for children, including the"New York Times "bestseller, "The Magician's Elephant"by Kate DiCamillo. Yoko lives in London, England.You can visit Yoko at www.yokotanaka.com."
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I will enjoy reading this to my grandbabies!
The illustrations are wonderful.
Well written with beautiful illustrations, 'Blanket and Bear' makes for a great addition to a young child's library.