My backpack

by Bunting, Eve, 1928-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books j PZ8.3.B92 My 1997
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Preschool Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j PZ8.3.B92 My 1997
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BUNTING Eve
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB BUNTING Eve
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Bun
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  E Bun
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK BUN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK BUN
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3^-5. As a preschool boy tells about his new backpack, he goes around the house happily putting things into it: his brother's baseball mitt, his father's glasses, his mother's shoes, a supply of cookies, and the family cat. After the child strolls out to the backyard, his family start looking for their missing things. Instead of being the hero for collecting scattered belongings and keeping them safe, the boy finds that he's being blamed. A backpack ride from his understanding Dad makes everything all right again. The rhythmic, rhyming text succeeds in sounding childlike but not precious, simple yet not simplistic. Young children will not only enjoy the notion of putting things into a backpack, but they will also empathize with the boy when his actions are misunderstood and his feelings are hurt. Bright and expressive, the colorful artwork centers on the child, his emotions, and his delight in familiar, everyday things. Preschoolers who wear glasses will enjoy seeing that this boy has glasses, too, a rare sight in picture books. --Carolyn Phelan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Call this an accumulative tale: a bespectacled boy gets a backpack from Grandma and proceeds to fill it up with just about everything in the house. When his frantic family finally discovers what he's done, the chastened child is comforted by getting to ride in the backpack himself. Bunting's rhyming text manages to have both a bouncy beat and an authentically colloquial voice. She also shows a keen understanding of how everyday objects‘especially those that belong to other people‘fascinate very young children. "I like this television thing," says the boy, eyeing the remote control, "You push it and it makes a ping./ Cartoons come on and sometimes news./ I think I'll take my mother's shoes." Cocca-Leffler (previously paired with Bunting for I Don't Want to Go to Camp) extends the buoyant mood of the story with cheery illustrations. Jazzy borders, a frisky sense of composition, clean lines and bright colors, along with skillfully deployed white space, give her pictures a strong graphic quality. Like Bunting, Cocca-Leffler is adroit at capturing the comic realities of family life‘children should get a particular kick out of seeing Dad peering under an armchair for his missing reading glasses, his derriere in the air. Ages 4-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Backpacks -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandchildren -- Juvenile fiction.
Schoolbags -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Cocca-Leffler, Maryann, 1958-
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 1563974339 :
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