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I went walking / written by Sue Williams ; illustrated by Julie Vivas.

By: Williams, Sue, 1948-.
Contributor(s): Vivas, Julie, 1947- [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0152004718; 9780152004712; 0152380108 (oversize pbk.); 9780152380106 (oversize pbk.); 0152380116 (pbk.); 9780152380113 (pbk.); 1591127203 (set); 9781591127208 (set); 9780785702443 (Topeka bdg.); 078570244X (Topeka bdg.).Subject(s): Children's storiesGenre/Form: Stories in rhyme.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ8.3.M1569 | Iaw 1990Summary: During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.
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"First published 1989 by Omnibus Books"--T.p. verso.

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.

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School Library Journal Review

A worthy successor to Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear , What Do You See? (Holt, 1983). With its patterned response to the title, ``What did you see?,'' and the accompanying lead-in picture showing part of a farmyard animal, this book immediately draws children into the story. The lively, unspoken storyline of a shock-headed toddler playing silly games with the animals he meets and gradually shedding his shoes, socks, and jacket fills out the spare text for beginning readers. The accumulating line of animals marching in wild sweeping patterns across the page gives viewers a bouncy, flowing experience from page to page. With only six animals, the story is brief; the watercolors, while predominantly realistic in tone and anatomical detail, have an exaggerated roundness and glow that give a fanciful turn to the naming story. The animals and toddler become progressively more animated, until story's end, which features a two-page, wordless spread reminiscent of Max's ``wild rumpus'' in Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are . The focus on the pages is clearly on the short text and the characters, making for a simple yet active experience for beginning readers and very young listeners. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Julie Vivas was born in 1947 and raised in Australia. After college, Vivas spent some time living in Spain and later exhibited the drawings she had made there in Sydney. <p> She got a job working on illustrations for Hush the Invisible Mouse, later to become Possum Magic, as well as illustrating The Tram to Bondi Beach, which was Highly Commended in the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 1981. Possum Magic, published by Omnibus Books, was a runaway all-time best-seller, published around the world. It was also the NSW Premier's Award-winner and Winner of the 1986 IBBY Diploma for Illustration. <p> The Very Best of Friends won the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1990 and Let the Celebrations Begin! was short-listed for the same award in 1992. Also to her credit, Vivas was honoured with the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 1992 for her contribution to the appreciation of children's literature. <p> Vivas has also illustrated Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge; and I Went Walking; Our Granny and wrote and illustrated The Nativity. Let's Eat! marked a return to Julie's Spanish experiences. It was short-listed for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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