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Yours and mine / Peter Geißler ; illustrated by Almud Kunert ; translated by Anthea Bell.

By: Geissler, Peter, 1962-.
Contributor(s): Kunert, Almud.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's, 2005Description: 40 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1845073231; 9781845073237.Uniform titles: Meins und deins. English Subject(s): Imaginary companions -- Juvenile fiction | Imaginary companions | Imaginary playmates -- Poetry | German poetryGenre/Form: Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Sophisticated picture books.DDC classification: 833.92 | 831.92 LOC classification: PZ7.G27285 | Yo 2005Summary: Two young companions embark on a fantastical flight of fancy as they describe and compare their imaginary friends.
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Two young companions embark on a fantastical flight of fancy as they describe and compare their imaginary friends.

Translated from the German.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-In Kunert's fantastical and dreamlike illustrations, the artist mischievously plays with scale and perspective to bend and stretch reality, while slathering the pages with color. Large, vivid spreads have tiny drawings of tiny figures tucked into corners or up on ladders. At first readers might think that the pages are somewhat bare, but this careful use of space magnifies the impact of the details beautifully. And these details are humorous and charming, with a "Through the Looking Glass" aspect that is fun to explore. Unfortunately, the text falls short. Most spreads have a single, mysterious sentence on each page, comparing "yours" and "mine." For example, "Yours keeps quiet, still and small" faces "Mine will come back when I call." "Yours enjoys the rain and fog" is opposite "Mine has met a funny frog." The parallel phrases often have no connection to one another and seem written primarily to make a rhyme. The larger problem is that if the end flap did not reveal what this book is about, few readers would guess.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Peter Geisler (Munich) is a poet, journalist and editor. Almud Kunert (Munich) is a freelance illustrator. Award-winning translator Anthea Bell (Cambridge, U.K.) translated this book from German.

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