ONE CHILD by Christopher Cheng

ONE CHILD

Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Disheartened by environmental destruction, a girl determines to do all she can to reverse the process in Cheng’s optimistic invitation to personal action. The girl plants a tree, walks to school instead of riding, cleans up the yard, writes, sings, marches, and speaks for the world, then imagines, in an affecting final series of illustrations, what would happen “if the children of the world did all that they could.” Woolman bases his ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations on the metaphor of the gradual cleaning of a stained-glass window; his early images are blue and gloomy, but frame by frame, a glistening world emerges. His depiction of the brilliance achieved aids the simple, restrained text enormously, as he adds the layers needed for making the text specific. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 1-56656-330-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crocodile/Interlink
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2000




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