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The Hero of Little Street Hardcover – March 27, 2012


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“Rogers’ deft management of perspective and movement, his clever visual jokes and intertextual allusions, and his careful compositions demonstrate once again his masterful storytelling in the wordless genre.”--BCCB

 

“A delightful little excursion for busy imaginations.”--Booklist

"A superb, witty book that will appeal both to squirmy, clueless kids and educated art connoisseurs."-Horn Book, starred

 
“Rogers’s visual narrative is both an aesthetic treat and masterful storytelling.”-School Library Journal, starred
 
“All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now.” -Kirkus

About the Author

Gregory Rogers is one of Australia's finest children's book illustrators and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Way Home by Libby Hathorn. His first book for Roaring Brook Press, The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He divides his time between Brisbane, Australia and Denver, Colorado.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596437294
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596437296
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.3 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on June 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The main character in the story is being chased by bullies. He finds refuge inside a museum. While in the building encounters a dog from one of the paintings. The dog then joins him an adventure inside another painting. It is a wordless book, letting he child use their imagination to draw from the pictures what they think the story should be like.
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We originally took this book out from the library for our 1.5 year old daughter. There are no words in the book, which allows you to not only elaborate on details that your child cares about, but also lets them page through the book on their own at their own pace. My 1.5 year old is obsessed with books, and particularly loves these books in this series. (We have two). Even though the age range here says 5-9, my 1.5 year old fully understands what's going on, is able to point to the soccer ball, and the doggie and follow along with the story. Every time we finish reading the book she exclaims: "AGAIN!" and wants to go through the book all over again. The story is pretty long, and the way that I tell it is pretty involved, so I'm usually very exhausted after one time through. That's the beauty of the books though, as there are no directions on how to tell it. You have to put in some work to explain this book to a small child. It's so worth it. I am also very happy to say that this book is wonderful for children of multiple languages. Our daughter is being raised bi-lingual, and this is allows us tell the story in both languages. Highly recommended!!!!

We are both comic book fans, and this book is so well done. Rich story, with cute drawings of a boy and a dog. I do not grow tired of it at all and am so glad we decided to purchase this for our own collection.
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