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Open House for Butterflies Hardcover – Illustrated, December 4, 2001
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About the Author
Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children’s book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.
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.
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Hardcover : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060286369
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060286361
- Dimensions : 0.5 x 5 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (December 4, 2001)
- Reading level : 4 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #102,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.