THE ORANGE BOOK by Richard McGuire


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In authoritatively drawn illustrations that might have been devised as a showcase for the brash, sophisticated style associated with The New Yorker (exemplified on its annually repeated cover), 14 oranges from a single tree go their separate ways--to a lunch room, juggling act, marmalade factory, construction crew, etc.--all providing opportunities to display techniques of representing settings, perspectives, and, especially, classic caricatures, including six students doing a still life. Except for the brilliant oranges, the drawings are in a nicely complementary blue. Recently chosen for a Gold Medal by the Society of Illustrators, an offbeat at counting book to amuse and educate the eye.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Children's Universe/Rizzoli