Building by Elisha Cooper

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It begins with an empty city lot and ends with a gleaming new building.But what happens in between? With his trademark sketch pad, watercolors, and sharp eye for atmosphere and detail, Elisha Cooper takes note of what goes on at a construction site -- from the obvious to the not-so-obvious. And curious young builders will relish his funny observations and unfailing scrutiny. There are backhoes that look like messy eaters, and lots of hammering that sounds like do-re-mi. Come see (and hear) the building -- it's going up now!
 

About Elisha Cooper

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Elisha Cooper is the author of several award-winning books, including "Dance!" and "Ice Cream". The "New York TimesBook Review" said of "Magic Thinks Big", "Elisha Cooper's watercolors, like his sentences, are simple and quiet and essentially perfect." The author lives with his family in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Published April 30, 1999 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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The lines of text come at right angles and bend around machinery as Cooper tells about a worker “with hands and arms so big they could juggle trucks” and another “with two braids” who repeats a joke to her co-worker, who repeats it to the worker above him.

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Often presented as extended captions, the narrative is as sprightly and informal as the artwork: a backhoe ""gnaws into the earth and scoops up dirt like a messy eater trying to bring food to its mouth."" Abundant anecdotes bring a refreshing, true-to-life quality to this chronicle (the hands of ...

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Other highlights include the contributions by Michael Chanan on music and trance, ten Brink’s piece on Alexandre Astruc, Michael Uwemedimo’s discussion of the manipulation of the interview form and the final chapters that consider Rouch’s legacy.

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Other highlights include the contributions by Michael Chanan on music and trance, ten Brink’s piece on Alexandre Astruc, Michael Uwemedimo’s discussion of the manipulation of the interview form and the final chapters that consider Rouch’s legacy.

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