- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Revised Edition edition (December 4, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060286369
- ISBN-13: 978-0060286361
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Open House for Butterflies Hardcover – December 4, 2001
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?The most charming of Ruth Krauss's books! Maurice Sendak has never done more delectable children. A book to laugh over and love. Recommended for all picture book collections.?-- "Library Journal"
About the Author
Ruth Krauss's beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, The Happy Day, illustrated by Marc Simont, and A Very Special House, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite A Hole is to Dig, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.
Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.
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Krauss' writing is hilariously funny in some places, poignant in others, clever in surprising ways, and wise in the way that children are, even unintentionally. In the same way that Ruth Krauss had a real sense for kids' minds, Maurice Sendak could render their bodies and small countenances, while exposing the machinations of even the most devious of minds, better than just about any other illustrator one can name. Sendak's kids are SUBLIME. They are kids with whom you want to play - or if you can resist that impulse, you at the very least just have to watch them. They are the most irresistible kids drawn, at least to me...
This is a great book for children or for parents & grandparents to read to kids or laugh at on their own. I think it is also highly suitable for former children who find themselves feeling nostalgia for the days when one knew it was good to wear a sad face when meeting a crocodile.