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Just how long can a long string be?!

by Baker, Keith, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 12 copies
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Summary
One day Ant encounters a great big ball of string, and can't see his way over or through it. Fortunately,when he asks his friend Bird "Just how long can a long string be?", Bird wisely shows him all the wonderfulways a string can be cut up and used, to the delight of both friends. And after a day of adventure, thequestion doesn't seem to be a problem anymore--a string can be as long as a string needs to be.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ant asks Bird, Just how long can a long string be? and receives more of an answer than he bargained for. It depends whether the string will be used to tug a balloon, wrap around a box, hang a picture on the wall, stake up the sweet pea vines, or get attached to a pole as a fishing line. Ant, thus enlightened, realizes, a string's just as long as I need it to be, and tends to his own task of making an ant-sized tree-swing. The tangled ball of string that unravels and wends its way from page to page provides an artful use of line. Pastel pages with a sense of movement and lots of texture make this book a visual delight. Although the question hardly seems like a child's query, the multifold answer that links problem and solution will encourage children to think about the notion of relativity and the myriad uses that something like a string can have. Pair this with Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006) and Not a Stick (2008).--Austin, Patricia Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Stories in rhyme.
String -- Fiction.
Birds -- Fiction.
Ants -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Arthur A. Levine Books,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780545086615 (hardcover)
0545086612 (hardcover)
0545086620 (pbk.)
9780545086622 (pbk.)
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