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March 2019 Juvenile Fiction

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to:CA Availability: Available Excluding:Jun 17, 2020 On Sale Date:Apr 05, 2019 Carton Quantity:20 $26.95 CAD
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What a Nice Car!
By (author): Anita Bijsterbosch
9781605374581 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks Apr 05, 2019
$26.95 CAD
Active 11.42 x 8.75 x 0.34 in | 400 gr 32 pages Color illustrations throughout Clavis

“The accessible text, eye-catching visuals, and underlying positive message make for an entertaining read for young ones.” -Booklist

Mouse found a car on the side of the road. Who does it belong to? Mouse is joined by many animal friends and together they head out to find the car’s owner.

A funny story about owning and sharing. For children ages 3 years and up.

-Guided Reading Level I

I'mAnita Bijsterbosch. I was born in 1961 in The Netherlands. My entire life, I have loved reading. As a child, I could spend hours thumbing through books, looking at the pictures and hoping I could one day make such beautiful illustrations myself. I studied the images down to the smallest detail and made up my own little stories to go along with them.After high school, I took drawing and painting lessons in small galleries in my neighborhood. And I learned a lot from drawing and painting books. But I also mastered many techniques simply by experimenting with them on my own.When my children were still young, I read them a bedtime story every night. I rediscovered that some picture books are real pieces of art. That's when I got the ambition to make my very own picture books.I was remarked by the jury of the Key Colours International Illustrators Award 2012 . The book Whose Hat is That? was published by Clavis Publishing and every book I have made since has been even more successful.

"Mouse, in cap, goggles, and a jaunty scarf, is driving a bright red car. When Chicken admiringly says, “What a nice car,” Mouse agrees and explains he’s seeking its owner; would Chicken like to come along? Soon, Penguin and Kangaroo (with its joey) follow suit and join Mouse’s mission. However, en route, Mouse loses his hat (“Whooooshh!”), which blows right to lonely, forlorn Elephant, who’s quite surprised (“I wonder who this hat belongs to?”). When Mouse and Elephant meet, it proves rewarding, both in terms of items being returned to their owners and in discovering that experiences are more enjoyable when shared with friends old and new (especially a roomy, bright red car). Complementing the brief, uncomplicated, and droll prose, which incorporates sound effects, questions to the reader, and repetition, are vibrant full-bleed illustrations featuring blocky shapes in bold colors, expressive animal characters, and entertaining background details. While how Mouse found the car—or how Elephant lost it—remains unexplained,the accessible text, eye-catching visuals, and underlying positive message make for an entertaining read for young ones." -Booklist

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