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Stanley goes for a drive

by Frazier, Craig, 1955-

Format: Kindle Book 2004 2012
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Stanley goes for a drive on a hot day in the countryside.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Frazier's (The Illustrated Voice) graphically expressive debut children's title innocuously begins as the story of a man and his truck on a searing, dusty day. But it soon sheds its initial pragmatism for a dreamlike flight of fancy. Reflecting the author's background in design and illustration, the full-bleed, digitally colored artwork consists of simple forms and silhouettes with occasional pixel-like shadows suggesting three-dimensionality. Stanley, a typical Frazier figure, "[sets] out on a drive with little on his mind" in his red, vintage pickup truck, sporting a vest, shirtsleeves and brimmed hat. Austere sentences underscore the normalcy: "There wasn't a cloud in the sky, just the baking hot sun. The pond was so dry that it couldn't even make a reflection." Passing a herd of black cows, however, Stanley brings his truck to a halt; he approaches the lone spotted one with buckets, a stool and "an idea." After milking the animal, he tosses the buckets' contents into the air, and the milk fluidly morphs into clouds. A storm brings rain and respite, transforming the parched and yellowed landscape into a verdant wonderland. The theme of finding magic in the mundane should appeal to readers of all ages who are perhaps already familiar with the enchantments that can be found in a seemingly ordinary day in the country. Ages 4-8 (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Country life Juvenile fiction
Heat Juvenile fiction
Cows Juvenile fiction
Country life Fiction
Heat Fiction
Cows Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher San Francisco :Chronicle Books LLC2004
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781452112572
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