Hand Book by Jeff Newman

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Starting with the clap of a baby’s chubby new hands, significant life moments are poignantly depicted with tender illustrations and sparse text in this masterful work from Jeff Newman. Hands wave good-bye as the first trip on the school bus is made; hands toss a cap in the air at college graduation. Shaking hands with someone new marks the start of a career, and, perhaps the most important gesture of all, finding the hand to hold forever ultimately begins the cycle anew. With no more than a few words on each spread and thick black line illustrations with spots of vibrant color, Hand Book is a beautiful testament to the journey of life and makes an ideal gift or keepsake.

About Jeff Newman

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Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, MA and attended the Art Institute of Boston. He is the author and illustrator of the picture book Reginald published by Doubleday. He currently lives in Madison, WI.
Published August 23, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person’s life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition.

Jul 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Hand Book

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"Hands shake," writes Newman late in the book, as a blue hand shakes an orange hand;

Jun 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Hand Book

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