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I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue Hardcover – December 4, 2001

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Now in its second season, HarperCollins's reissue of 22 Sendak classics continues. This time, his collaborations with Ruth Krauss take center stage. In Charlotte and the White Horse, first published in 1955, creamy pages frame Sendak's softly lit illustrations of a girl who convinces her father to keep a wobbly legged horse and cares for him until he can stand on his own. Sendak's delicate watercolors suit the dream-like mood of a boy who accomplishes all that he sets out to do in his imaginary world, in I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue (1956), also by Krauss. A boy's imagination also comes to the fore in A Very Special House (1953) by Krauss, as the artist depicts the hero creating a home filled with a turtle, a giant, a very old lion and "some monkeys and some skunkeys." Oversize pages brim with the creatures as well as his house's "very special" furnishings. Open House for Butterflies (1960) takes a similar format to these collaborators' classic A Hole Is to Dig, and lastly, Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes (1965) by Sendak conveys as much plot through the artist's wordless spreads as with the minimal text. For collectors and budding readers alike. Nov.
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“Once again in few words Ruth Krauss reveals the innermost feelings of little children..." -- The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (December 4, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060286342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060286347
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.3 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,805,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Sinn on January 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Whenever my friends buy their own houses or apartments for the first time, I like to give them a copy of this book so that they can see the potential of doing whatever they want with their new home. Children, too, will enjoy reading about a home designed by another child that includes various colors and animals. Such a great book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sissona on March 14, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I read the tattered library copy of this book to my daughter for years. I'm thrilled it is re-published. It is the story of a fanciful, silly, invented world.
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By J. Goldwater on July 30, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My all time favorite book from my childhood. Beautiful water color photos and wonderful fun story.
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