Snowballs, ice skating, sledding Frozen toes, icy slush, runny nose. Well, winter's not all fun and games. But well-loved, best-selling poet Douglas Florian will melt your doubts about Mother Nature's chilly grip with twenty-eight winter-inspired poems accompanied by his crisp, trademark watercolor illustrations. Young readers are sure to warm up to the uniquely keen vision of this wholly original volume. Whatever the time of year, Winter Eyes is just right for the season.
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People at work, doing things that are so essential to us all, are lyrically depicted in Gary Paulsen's spare and elegant verse and Ruth Wright Paulsen's richly textured oil paintings. This talented pair celebrates the work ethic with sensitivity and dignity--and reminds us of the quiet grace inherent in everyday lives. "The soft colors, spare text, and overall design of the book provide a song of praise to the unsung heroes in every child's world and to the simple satisfaction of a job well done."--School Library Journal
Nicholas Breutzman's Yearbooks takes the reader on a trip through the nightmares of high school, both real and imagined.
"Chilling... Yearbooks] raises an interesting issue vis-a-vis the relationship between an artist and their responsibilities as a moral agent in the world. Can art be evil if it's made by predators, or is this entirely in the eye of the beholder?" -- The Comics Journal
"Strange, gross, and lovely, Yearbooks is just connected enough to real high school memories to really freak you out..." -- Jessica Abel, Best American Comics series editor
"Nic Breutzman's comics are often beguiling, sometimes disorienting, and always formally inventive. Yearbooks is a quick sucker punch that will leave you feeling uneasy but eager for more." - Matt Madden, Best American Comics series editor
In Nicholas Breutzman's debut effort Yearbooks, we encounter nightmarish scenes of a literal and psychological nature as we plumb the depths of the high school experience. Yearbooks evokes the rubbery realism of Daniel Clowes' Eightball, the narrative dread not unlike a Todd Solondz film, and the vivid colors commonly found in the work of Lauren Weinstein.
Nic Breutzman is a Minnesotan native by way of New York who has had a number of comics published both through 2dcloud as well as in collaboration with other artists, such as Sharon Lintz (Pornhounds 2) and a collection of SVA grads (Jon Vermilyea, Eamon Espey, Raymond Sohn, et al) for the anthology Critical Citadel. He placed at #24 on The Comics Journal's Top 50 comics of 2009 for his graphic Novella Yearbooks, has been listed as a notable in multiple editions of Best American Comics for work in Motherlover and Yearbooks, and his work with Sharon Lintz on Pornhounds 2 secured him a place on numerous best of 2011 lists. He currently works as a Designer at the Center for Innovation at the Mayo Clinic.
For the first time ever, a tale from the Persian Book of Kings springs to life in this stunningly produced and ingeniously crafted pop up book. Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King retells the myth of the misguided Prince Zahhak who is easily swayed by the devil to murder his father and usurp the thrown. Cursed with monstrous snakes that grow out of the king's shoulders, the Serpent King grows infamous throughout the land for his treachery and oppression. He rules for one thousand years before a noble and valiant Feraydun gains the strength and army to defeat the unjust King. The fantastic world of Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King literally pops off the page with intricately crafted spreads, two pop-up folds per page, and complex construction that will delight readers young and old with every turn of the page.
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Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages."This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books." -- Kirkus Reviews "Ingenious."-- The Horn Book