Ernst by Elisa Kleven

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Delicate collage illustrations that shine like jewels, and a wistful young crocodile who loves to think "What if" make for a wondrous world for all children inclined to ponder. Full-color illustrations.

About Elisa Kleven

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Known for the rich collage artwork featured in such picture books as "Abuela," "The Paper Princess" and "City by the Bay," Elisa Kleven is a native of Los Angeles.
Published March 1, 2002 by Tricycle Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this cut-paper collage book that evokes the texture and look of quilted squares, Ernst, a blue crocodile, goes through his day repeatedly asking, "what if" (e.g., "What if sand were fudgy instead of sandy?"), only to discover how much he appreciates the world as it is.

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