The Neat Line by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Scribbling Through Mother Goose

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As a baby, a young scribble begins to draw. As a grown-up Neat Line, it discovers a special talent.

Wriggling into a book of nursery rhymes, the Neat Line knows just how to help the troubled characters it meets, including a sleepy Little Boy Blue who needs his horn to summon the sheep and cows. And before the day is done, there's an ever-cranky Miss Muffet's menacing spider to scare off.

Pamela Duncan Edwards and Diana Cain Bluthenthal pair up for a clever visual journey through the classic rhymes of childhood.

 

About Pamela Duncan Edwards

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Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold; and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight, all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; McGillycuddy Could!, illustrated by Sue Porter; and The Neat Line, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia. Diana Cain Bluthenthal, author-illustrator of I'm Not Invited?, is an accomplished children's illustrator. “I can draw children's thoughts and feelings,” she says. She attributes her inspiration to her own life andher imagination. This is her sixteenth book. She lives with her husband, two young sons, two dogs, two pet rats, a small green snake named Ribbons, and some fish in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
 
Published May 3, 2005 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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An enterprising little line grows up from a scribble and (once it achieves “neat”ness) makes its way through a volume of nursery rhymes, solving the characters’ problems along the way.

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Mother Goose meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this latest from Edwards (Some Smug Slug ) and Bluthenthal (<EMPHASIS TYPE=

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("The scribble practiced/ and practiced/ and practiced/ on as many pieces of paper/ as it could find,/ and one day/ it grew up to be/ a Neat Line .") Bluthenthal endows the thick black line, highlighted in yellow, with personality;

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