The Blue Table

Author:   Chris Raschka ,  Chris Raschka
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN:  

9780062937766


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   12 November 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Format:   Hardback
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It's time to celebrate family, community, generosity, and giving! Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka's stunning picture book is the perfect pick to share whenever family and friends gather together to celebrate and give thanks, no matter the occasion. Spend the day around the heart of a home: the blue table. A shopping list is written, food is prepared, and the table is set. Guests arrive, thanks are given, and a meal is shared. What then It's time to pitch in and clean up, of course! Limited text, bright colors, and stunning collage illustrations make The Blue Table ideal for the youngest reader and for storytime sharing. In just thirty-two pages, two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka captures the very essence of community-and gratitude.

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Author:   Chris Raschka ,  Chris Raschka
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   Greenwillow Books
Dimensions:   Width: 25.40cm , Height: 0.60cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.435kg
ISBN:  

9780062937766


ISBN 10:   0062937766
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   12 November 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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A blue table symbolizes and facilitates the connections among family members and between friends. . . . [Raschka's] paintings reflect the action and objects described while adding nuance and detail. . . . A charming and cozy celebration of the places and routines that anchor and connect us. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> A simple story of gathering and gratitude. . . . Bright watercolor pictures will offer opportunities to engage young readers in discussions about what the pictures mean and what they might enjoy for a shared meal. . . . [A] story with an indelible blue table as its hearth. -- School Library Journal


A blue table symbolizes and facilitates the connections among family members and between friends. . . . [Raschka's] paintings reflect the action and objects described while adding nuance and detail. . . . A charming and cozy celebration of the places and routines that anchor and connect us. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> Spare text and images center the titular cerulean table, around which a small family-and later, a second-gathers to share meals and gratitude. . . . Caldecott Medalist Raschka showcases tabletop objects and dishes . . . in colorful illustrations crafted from watercolor and cut-paper collage . . . A gentle picture book that celebrates the joy to be found in both everyday routines and holiday abundance. -- <em>Publishers Weekly</em> <strong>(starred review)</strong> A simple story of gathering and gratitude. . . . Bright watercolor pictures will offer opportunities to engage young readers in discussions about what the pictures mean and what they might enjoy for a shared meal. . . . [A] story with an indelible blue table as its hearth. -- School Library Journal


Author Information

Chris Raschka has illustrated more than 30 books for children. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window and A Ball for Daisy, and his 1994 book Yo! Yes? received a Caldecott Honor. He is also the creator of the upcoming New Shoes. He was the U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012 and 2016. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.

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