Mitsumasa Anno

Anno Stickers

Sheet of 20 stickers featuring the illustrations of Mitsumasa Anno.

Item No. X4708
$3.00
Anno's Counting Book
Anno, Mitsumasa

Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children start to count long before they learn their ABC's, for they are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they are actually performing basic mathematical feats.

In this book, Mitsumasa Anno, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet, invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination-this time into the world of numbers and counting. Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there. But the seemingly simple plan of the book is deceptive: look more carefully and you will see one-to-one correspondences; groups and sets; scales and tabulations; changes over time periods; and many other mathematical relationships as they occur in natural, everyday living. Just as our forebears developed our number system from observing the order of nature, the reader is subtly led to see and understand the real meaning of numbers.

Look at this book and look again. Each time you do so, you will find another application of a natural mathematical concept that you had not noticed before.

First there is an empty field. Then it is January, the 1st month of the year. All alone in the snow strands 1 yellow house. In front, 1 child builds a snowman. Behind the house is 1 tree and 1 black crow. Now, five months later, it is June. There are 6 buildings in the field, 6 children playing, and 6 adults working. One adult tends 6 ducks. Another drives a train with 6 cars. From 1 to 12, through the months of the year, the town grows. More houses and trees and animals and people can be seen - until finally December arrives with all its wintery magic.
Item No. 9780064431231
$6.99
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Anno, Mitsumasa
ABoston Globe-Horn BookAwardWinner
Join Anno, recipient of theHans Christian Andersen Medal, on a spectacular tour of Europe!

A pictorial journey through the traditional countryside, farms, and towns of northern Europe takes readers past familiar storybook characters, visual jokes and puzzles, tricks of perspective, and other surprises.

With paintings, visual puzzles and tricks of perception, Anno introduces geography and science by focusing on children and adults at work and play, as well as on art, architecture, composers, and painters, as he conducts an imaginary tour of England . . . Lush paintings, exquisitely detailed . . . An exceptional book. Publishers Weekly

Executed in meticulous and gently hued watercolors, this imaginative rendering will fill hours of wonderment, always with the delightful anticipation of seeking still one more amazing detail. Booklist
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Item No. 9780698114333
$7.99
Anno's Magic Seeds
Anno, Mitsumasa
A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and twos, then threes and fours, then faster and faster, challenging you to keep track of his riches.
Item No. 9780698116184
$8.99
Mitsumasa Anno Clear File Folder

File folder made of clear plastic and featuring center image by Mitsumasa Anno. Folder measures 8.5" x 12" and perfectly fits standard 8.5" x 11" size paper.

Item No. X4709
$4.95
Mitsumasa Anno Exhibition Catalog
Beneduce, Ann Keay

From the exhibition The Art of Mitsumasa Anno: Bridging Cultures, April 15, 2003 - June 29, 2003.

"Adventures in Imagination" by Ann Beneduce.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall.
24 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is honored to host the first major exhibition of Mitsumasa Anno in America. Anno's art is an intriguing interplay of Western and Asian aesthetic principles. In works for such books as Topsy-Turvies and Upside-Downers or his independent art, one encounters myriad art-historical references ranging from M.C. Escher and Jacob van Ruisdael to Leonardo da Vinci. In The Tale of the Heike, of course, Anno pays homage to the venerable tradition of Japanese scroll painting. Anno is omnivorous in his visual appetite, yet there is always a subtlety and grace-and, yes, wit-embedded in his work."

Item No. 9781592880034
$13.95
Mitsumasa Anno Memo Pad - King

Adorable small memo pad featuring cover artwork by Mitsumasa Anno and 30 blank pages. Memo pad measures 7.5" wide x 3" high.

Item No. X4711
$7.00
Mitsumasa Anno Memo Pad - Ptolemaic

Adorable small memo pad featuring cover artwork by Mitsumasa Anno and 30 blank pages. Memo pad measures 6" wide x 3.75" high.

Item No. X4710
$4.25
All In A Day - Softcover
Anno, Mitsumasa

Ten outstanding artists illustrate the similarities and differences in children and their activities in eight different parts of the world throughout one 24-hour day. Features artwork from Raymond Briggs, Ron Brooks, Eric Carle, Gian Calvi, Zhu Chengliang, Leo and Diane Dillon, Akiko Hayashi, and Nicolai Ye. Popov.

Ten outstanding artists illustrate the similarities and differences in children and their activities in eight different parts of the world throughout one 24-hour day. Features artwork from Raymond Briggs, Ron Brooks, Eric Carle, Gian Calvi, Zhu Chengliang, Leo and Diane Dillon, Akiko Hayashi, and Nicolai Ye. Popov.
Item No. 9780698117723
$6.99