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Humor is a hallmark of Marla Frazee's illustrations. They tell their own stories! The mirth is evident in all characters readers meet whether they're contemporary or from long ago. Plus it's in their everyday adventures. Meet Clementine, the Peters; join the summertime escapade of two boys. Ride a roller coaster with another family. Join a grumpy old lady as she gets rid of her crankiness. Throughout it all, take a close look at the illustrations — and don't be afraid to laugh out loud!
For one glorious, hot summer week, James went to stay with his friend Eamon's grandparents so the boys could go to a nature camp. Though the boys seem to prefer playing video games and staying indoors, the truth is in the comic illustration. Adults will recall summer vacation while young readers will enjoy its unbridled joy.
Households are changed when a new baby arrives — especially when the addition assumes the position of boss! Readers will recognize the humor in the exaggerated role of one family's latest addition revealed in understated language and comic illustrations.
A family tries to quiet its crying baby in this story told in illustrations created to accompany the traditional folksong. Humor abounds in their lively rural home, set in an earlier time.
The thrill is mixed with just a bit of anxiety when you are finally tall enough to ride the huge roller coaster! Expressive line and wash illustrations convey the motion of a roller coaster with text looping and swirling around the pages. The breakneck speed will delight, excite, and amaze young readers.
A bald baby with a round head and an expressive face confronts the challenge of learning how to walk. Children who have mastered the art of walking and adults who cheer them on will appreciate the subtle humor in both text and cartoon-like illustration.
Books illustrated by Marla Frazee
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