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Jim Aylesworth

Autor(a) de The Gingerbread Man

43 Works 7,882 Membros 260 Críticas

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Obras por Jim Aylesworth

The Gingerbread Man (1998) 2,184 exemplares, 68 críticas
Old Black Fly (1992) 1,281 exemplares, 49 críticas
Naughty Little Monkeys (2003) 1,061 exemplares, 23 críticas
The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock (1990) 365 exemplares, 6 críticas
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (2003) 364 exemplares, 26 críticas
The Mitten (2009) 337 exemplares, 15 críticas
My Grandfather's Coat (2014) 295 exemplares, 13 críticas
Our Abe Lincoln (2009) 280 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Tale Of Tricky Fox (2001) 238 exemplares, 3 críticas
Aunt Pitty Patty's Piggy (1999) 177 exemplares, 5 críticas
Country Crossing (1991) 143 exemplares, 3 críticas
Full Belly Bowl (1999) 141 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Folks in the Valley: A Pennsylvania Dutch ABC (1992) 137 exemplares, 1 crítica
One Crow: A Counting Rhyme (1988) 121 exemplares
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo (2012) 107 exemplares, 5 críticas
Teddy Bear Tears (1997) 71 exemplares, 1 crítica
Little Bitty Mousie (2007) 63 exemplares, 3 críticas
My Son John (1994) 60 exemplares, 1 crítica
My Sister's Rusty Bike (1996) 52 exemplares, 1 crítica
McGraw's Emporium (1995) 48 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Burger and the Hot Dog (2001) 43 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mr. McGill Goes to Town (1989) 37 exemplares
Hush Up! (1980) 36 exemplares
Two Terrible Frights (1987) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Cat & the Fiddle & More (1992) 23 exemplares, 2 críticas
Through the Night (1998) 23 exemplares, 2 críticas
Mother Halverson's New Cat (1989) 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Bad Dream (1677) 22 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Good-Night Kiss (1993) 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
Shenandoah Noah (1985) 18 exemplares
Hanna's Hog (1988) 16 exemplares
Wake Up, Little Children: A Novel (1996) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Mary's Mirror (1982) 9 exemplares
Tonight's the Night (1981) 4 exemplares
Siren in the Night (1983) 3 exemplares
Teady Bear Tears 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1943-02-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ocupações
teacher
children's book author
Prémios e menções honrosas
Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children (2009)

Membros

Críticas

ages 3-7
no awards
 
Assinalado
lebirdsong | 67 outras críticas | Apr 25, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades K-3
 
Assinalado
lazwilliams | 2 outras críticas | Nov 30, 2023 |
Using the Yiddish folk song Hob Ikh Mir a Mantel ("I Had a Little Overcoat") as a starting point, author Jim Aylesworth and illustrator Barbara McClintock tell the tale of a man—the narrator's grandfather—who made himself a handsome coat for his wedding. A tailor by trade, the man wore his coat out, at which point he transformed it into a sharp jacket. Repeating the process, with the jacket becoming a vest, the vest a tie, the tie a kitten's toy, and the kitten's toy a mouse's nest, the narrative follows the grandfather through the years, as he raises a daughter, cherishes a granddaughter, and adores a great-granddaughter. Eventually the coat became nothing—nothing but a story...

Having greatly enjoyed many of the other picture-books created by this author/illustrator team—The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Tale of Tricky Fox, etc.—I went into My Grandfather's Coat with pleased anticipation, and I was not disappointed. I found the story engaging, and appreciated the message about being frugal and remaking items in our possession, and the themes of hard work and family love. The accompanying artwork by McClintock, done in ink and watercolor, was lovely, although I don't know that I would say it was the best work she had done. There is another picture-book retelling of this song, Simms Taback's Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, which won the Caldecott Medal in 2000, that has a very different illustrative style. I enjoyed that telling as well, and think reading the two together would be an interesting exercise for young people on the idea that different authors and artists interpret the same source material differently. Recommended to fellow fans of this author and artist, as well as to those seeking picture-books with a Jewish cultural background.
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Assinalado
AbigailAdams26 | 12 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2023 |
Genre
Alphabet books
Picture books for children
Stories in rhyme
Tone
Noisy
Illustration
Colorful
Detailed
Impressionistic
Subject
Alphabet
Flies
 
Assinalado
kmgerbig | 48 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2022 |

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Barbara McClintock Illustrator
Henry Cole Illustrator
Eileen Christelow Illustrator
Brad Sneed Illustrator
Glen Rounds Illustrator
Craig Brown Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
43
Membros
7,882
Popularidade
#3,080
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
260
ISBN
142
Línguas
5

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