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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Dressed Up Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson

illustrated by Heather Collins

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 1990
Category
Humorous Stories, Beginner
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550371048
    Publish Date
    Apr 1990
    List Price
    $4.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550371031
    Publish Date
    Apr 1990
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

Here's an opportunity to discover all the creative fun to be had dressing up, written and illustrated by the team that developed The Bare Naked Book.

"What's in the closet for--
Dressing up red?
Dressing up scary?
Dressing up funny?
Dressing up big?
And what's in the closet for getting all dressed up?"

Each page invites the child to experience new possibilities for imaginative play. Whether it be a "full-moon mouth", a "fire-breathing nose", or "King Kong toes", there is plenty to discover and laugh at in this richly descriptive book. In addition, kids are encouraged to dream up their own characters and dress up.

 

About the authors

Kathy Stinson is a familiar name in children’s literature. She wrote the award-winning Red is Best and Big or Little?—two of the first picture books for preschoolers in Canada. Both were a huge success and have since achieved international acclaim. Red is Best 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2006 a newly illustrated Big or Little? was published in 2009. Kathy’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Illustrated by Duan Petricic, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Kathy grew up in Toronto. “My love affair with books began as a child,” she says. “I remember regular visits to the library, getting stacks of books to read.” She still has a notebook of stories that she wrote when she was in grade four. She believes that reading a lot is the key to becoming a good writer. In the early 1970s Kathy attended university while teaching elementary school. In 1981, she took a course called “How to write and get published.” The titles she has published in the years since range from picture books to young adult novels, from historical fiction chapter books to short stories in the horror genre. 2008 sees the publication of her first brand-new picture book in sixteen years! Kathy enjoys visiting schools across Canada, and especially talking with fellow writers. In 1987 she traveled to England as part of an exchange of Canadian and British children’s authors. She has helped students across Canada pursue their own creative projects through the Writers in Electronic Residence program, and in many communities has conducted writing workshops for children and for adults. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kathy is a self-proclaimed jigsaw puzzle addict. Her children now grown, she lives with her partner, editor Peter Carver, in a hamlet not far from Guelph, Ontario.

Kathy Stinson's profile page

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Heather Collins' profile page

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