Simms Taback

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Taback, Simms
What do you do when you miss someone every day? If you live in the eloquently magical world of Simms Taback, you wrap yourself in paper, close yourself up in a box (don't forget the air holes!) and mail yourself to the one you love. From the creator of the Caldecott Medal-winning "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat" comes this tale about what a little girl will do to reach the person she just can't live without. Filled with Taback's signature vibrant colors and dynamic characters, with a lyrical text that's as silly as it is moving, this gesture of love will resonate with anyone who's ever missed someone.
Item No. 9780670061921
$17.99
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Ziefert, Harriet
When Jason takes a bus ride, a dog sits down in front of the bus. And he will not get out of the way! A lady tries to move him - a policeman tries, too. But only Jason knows how to get that dog to move.
Item No. 9780140365368
$3.99
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Taback, Simms
Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holesjust like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?

As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat, while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

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Item No. 9780670878550
$16.99
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Taback, Simms
Each page poses the question, "Peek-a-boo, who?" and features a flap in which a pattern peeks through the die-cut shape of an animal. When kids lift the flap, the pattern is revealed to be part of a larger, illustrated version of the animal. Animals include a pig, cat, rabbit, elephant, fish, duck, turtle, and cow.
Item No. 9781609052775
$8.99
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Simms Taback
The hilarious correspondence between a reluctant first-time camper and his dad

This fabulously creative book by Caldecott Award winner Simms Taback features handmade postcards and funny letters that readers will enjoy pulling out of their envelopes. Michael is new to sleepaway camp, and it's not going so well. He thinks his counselor is an alien, his bunkmates are pranksters, and it's constantly raining. So he sends his dad a series of urgent notes pleading for rescue. His dad is quick to reply, but encourages Michael to stick it out, reminding him that he met some of his best buddies at camp. Eventually there is a subtle change in Michael's tone - and a mention of a friend or two. Before you know it, Michael's a happy camper who's planning a longer stay next time.

Fans of Griffin & Sabine and The Jolly Postman will delight in the artistry of this book; the incredibly detailed cards and envelopes and amazing stamps. And they will enjoy taking part in a correspondence that reveals a deep affection between father and child, as Michael's exaggerated pleas are answered by his father's gentle jokes and advice. Here is a book that families and friends will enjoy together - and there's even a classic campfire ghost story tucked into one of those envelopes!
Item No. 9780399239731
$17.99
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Hennessy, B G
Ever wonder how a road is built? Grab your hard hat and find out!
First you'll meet the crew. Then you'll see all the trucks up close--cement mixers, bulldozers, dump trucks, graders, pavers--and learn what each one does. And finally, you'll watch a bustling new road come to life!
-A splendid introduction to a world that many children find riveting.---Publishers Weekly
Item No. 9780140542769
$5.99
Simms Taback: Art by Design Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition catalog for Simms Taback: Art by Design at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA: June 28 - November 2, 2014.

Softcover, 16 pages, full color. Includes "Gentle Humor in the Art of Simms Taback" by Chief Curator, H. Nichols B. Clark

Item No. 9781592880331
$9.95
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Taback, Simms
"An old favorite as you've never seen it before!"

Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who's ever seen what's going on inside the old lady's stomach? With this inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Tabak gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

Item No. 9780670869398
$17.99
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McGovern, Ann
Peter thinks his house is noisy until the village wise man teaches him a lesson in perspective. "A simple repetitive tale, equally suitable for noisy participation and for settling down to a very quiet dream.'" -- Kirkus Reviews
Item No. 9780395629857
$6.95