Poles Apart by JEANNE WILLISPoles Apart by JEANNE WILLIS

Poles Apart

byJEANNE WILLISIllustratorJarvis

Picture Books | November 1, 2016

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"Succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page." — Booklist

Everybody knows that penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole—but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless Pilchard-Brown family find themselves at the wrong pole, they need Mr. White, a friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home.
Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five—a slim volume about cats written in pencil and stitched together so that it looked like a “real” book. After that, there was no turning back. She had her first picture book published at the age of twenty-one. She has since written more than three hundred books and has won several awa...
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Title:Poles ApartFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.7 × 9.38 × 0.48 inShipping dimensions:11.7 × 9.38 × 0.48 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763689440

ISBN - 13:9780763689445

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Featuring an array of bold hues, Jarvis’s (Fred Forgets) whimsical digital artwork shows the energetic penguins riding the rails of a Venetian gondola, waterskiing in Sydney, and bonding with their polar bear guide. Readers won’t learn much about anywhere the Pilchard-Browns visit, but the pleasures, quirks, and unexpected surprises of travel are evident.—Publishers WeeklyA cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors.—Kirkus ReviewsWillis’ simple story succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page...This makes good choice for one-on-one sharing; allow plenty of time to peruse the art.—Booklist OnlineComical, quirky dialogue makes for a splendid read-aloud, and the delightful, richly textured illustrations fizz with silly details, from a flailing gondolier in Venice to a dog in a red London telephone booth.—Shelf AwarenessJarvis’ art has charm in spades, and kids will love following the various facial expressions of the penguin family members…this is a spirit and exuberant tale of making friends and finding home.—USA Today