What Little Boys Are Made Of by Robert Neubecker

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What are little boys made of?

Moons and stars and rockets to Mars

Wings and tails and dragons with scales

Little boys are . . . as adventuresome and bold and heroic as they imagine they can be!

Celebrate the exuberance of little boys in this playful spin on a classic nursery rhyme.

 

About Robert Neubecker

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Robert Neubecker is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Wow! books, which include Wow! City!, Wow! School!, and Wow! Ocean!, as well as the illustrator of John Lithgow's I Got Two Dogs and Sarah Weeks's Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth. His books have been named ALA Notable Books, and his work is often included in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. Robert is also a regular contributor to many national media publications, including the New York Times, Slate.com, and the Wall Street Journal. You can visit him online at www.neubecker.com.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But in resolving the verse (“That’s what little boys are made of”), gorgeous, visually complex, full spreads are offered, giving readers insight into the boy’s rollicking fantasies.

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Given that the nursery rhyme Neubecker riffs on dates back to the 19th century (and that “snips” is actually old Northern England dialect for a kind of eel), it’s high time for an updated version.

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City Book Review

In this modern retelling of the 19th century nursery rhyme, boys are made of much more than “frogs and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails.” Trapped inside on a rainy day, Neubecker’s little boy uses his imagination and a few toy props to become an astronaut in deep space, an explorer in a wild jungle, ...

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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