THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK by Woodleigh Hubbard


Age Range: 5 & up
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 In her third book, Hubbard brings the distinctive style introduced in C Is for Curious (1990), an innovative pictorial exploration of the emotions, to a dozen aphorisms: ``A friend keeps your secrets''; ``Friends don't always agree''; etc. Again, the artist's vibrantly contrasted colors and decorative animal figures--in simple, dynamic shapes that could have been inspired by Matisse's cutouts--deftly express the subtleties of emotion, whether in a fearful blue creature clinging to its insouciant, boldly yellow companion, whose delicate stance declares understanding as well as courage; or in a comfortably rounded pair with similar shapes and dissimilar but related colors, relaxing among pleasantly curvilinear forms (``Friends just need each other''). Children--as well as adults--will be amused by the humor and the strength of the visual expression. (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8118-0141-1
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Chronicle
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1992


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