Get Dressed! by Seymour Chwast

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Seymour Chwast celebrates the daily routine of getting dressed in this fittingly whimsical and satisfyingly unique novelty book. Unlike more traditional books on this topic that deal with the how of getting dressed, Get Dressed! instead tackles the why. The text “Get dressed to read about dragons” accompanies an illustration of a boy dressed in a makeshift knight costume. A girl in full floral garb stands in a garden alongside the text “Get dressed to hide.” The book features half and full gatefolds, which foreshadow the items of clothing to be seen and provide surprise reveals on each spread. With a die-cut magnetic closure, even the cover invites readers to peek inside!

Praise for Get Dressed!
“Chwast’s wacky combinations are sure to encourage young fashionistas to be comfortable with their own personal style. Even the cover, designed as a suit jacket that fastens with a magnetic snap, invites readers to open a world of possibilities. A clever, dapper package.”
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"Young children will delight in pointing out which objects don’t necessarily belong with the others."
The New York Times Book Review
 

About Seymour Chwast

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Seymour Chwast's distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. His designs have been used in advertising, animated films, corporate graphics, posters, packaging, stage sets, magazines, and adult and children's books. He is a founding partner of Push Pin Studios, and his work is showcased in major galleries and museums around the world. Chwast has honorary doctor­ates in fine arts from Parsons and the Rhode Island School of Design and was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 18 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books.

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Flip open the gatefold to reveal a girl blending into a leopard-inhabited garden, with the sage advice: “Get dressed to hide.” Or the outfit made up of a bath towel, rubber gloves, boxer shorts and rain boots?

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Get Dressed!

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A long-sleeved shirt, funnel, soup pot and lid, and feather gird the boy’s loins when it’s time to “Get dressed to read about dragons,” while high-heeled shoes, a dress made of envelopes, boxer shorts, and boots help both siblings “Get dressed to sing.” With irreverent details in each...

Jan 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Get Dressed!

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