Not So True Stories and Unreasonable Rhymes by Carin Berger

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Imaginative poems and intricate cut-paper illustrations combine to make the ordinary—a train ride—extraordinary and the extraordinary—a galactic car race—out of this world. Brimming with detail, the lively illustrations reveal something new with each visit. And the characters in the poems will linger long after the book is closed. Not So True Stories is a stunning debut from newcomer Carin Berger.
 

About Carin Berger

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Carin Berger is a designer and illustrator. She lives in New York. This is her first book for children.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by Chronicle Books. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Channeling Hieronymus Bosch, but with a smile, newcomer Berger services her collection of urbane nonsense verse with cut-paper collages featuring cone-nosed, stick-limbed creatures, most resembling insects in wildly variegated garb, all strewn across the pages with postmodern abandon.

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However the intriguing pictures often overwhelm the more pedestrian texts ("Lean little Mr. Mean/ Eats a sour tangerine/ He squishes up his pucker lips/ So Cheery Cherry gives a kiss ") or fail to illustrate them.

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