FOOTPRINTS AND SHADOWS by Anne Wescott Dodd

FOOTPRINTS AND SHADOWS

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Like Tana Hoban's photographic books, an exploration of related concepts through visual images--in this case, the lovely, evocative paintings of a Danish artist. The simple text points out that ``Footprints come and footprints go'' with a series of direct statements (``Footprints in the mud stay put until a gentle rain washes them away''), then follows shadows through a day before making a final comparison: ``Shadows...go, never leaving footprints.'' What's special here is the impressionistic double-spread art, effectively conveying the evanescence of these fleeting images with an imaginative appeal that goes well beyond the text. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1992
ISBN: 0-671-78716-0
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1992




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