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Simple Pictures Are Best Hardcover – April, 1977

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt; BCE edition (April 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152749586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152749583
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,182,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I've read a lot of books on photography. So, when I saw this book, the title immediately caught my eye. I looked through it and immediately knew I should pick this up to read to my children. It was funny, they laughed, and, I really enjoyed it because it drives home a really fundamental concept of photography. My kids always get a laugh out of the ending; and, the illustrations are great. It's a fun book to read.
I highly recommend it.
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By A Customer on June 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book was read to me as a child by my father. It taught me a lesson that keeping things simple in life is the key. The phrase "simple Pictures are best" was used in my home from the age of 6 to 21. Anytime I would ask my parents there opinion regarding an outfit I was wearing or an ensamble I was puting together my father would say "simple pictures are best" . I am now 26 and have a baby of my own on the way.I always smile and laugh when I am getting dressed or buying an outfit for my son to be and think of my father saying that key phrase.I just ordered a used version of this book from the 1980's so I can read it to my son in utero. Of all the books that were read to me as a child I have the fondest memories of this book and the lesson that I learned is so valuable.
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I first bought this book about 15 years ago and gave it to my niece and nephew as a gift. The title is the message of the story. It made such an impression on my niece that it has become one of her favorite phrases...she even posted it as her status on facebook. Since it made a big impression on her, it has become one of my favorite books to give as a gift.
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Format: Hardcover
A great, slightly silly book with a hidden educational message.

So good, it has become a long-running family trope, "Simple pictures are best" will live in our kids minds as "That thing my parents were always telling me".
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What fun! Many many years after hearing Captain Kangaroo read this book as my children watched, I am forever quoting "Simple pictures are best..." when things seem to be getting cluttered or over-complicated. The message is as true now as then...the photographer continuously warns the Farmer and his wife that adding more and more things to their portrait-- that 'simple pictures are best'. They learn the hard way that the photographer was right.

The book was in excellent condition considering the age of it and that it was a used child's book. I'm glad to have it...I will read it to my granddaughter and pass it along to her when she is filling up her 'library' of favorites. Ha!
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