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Antoinette Portis

Forfatter af Not a Box

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Værker af Antoinette Portis

Not a Box (2006) 2,450 eksemplarer
Not a Stick (2007) 641 eksemplarer
A Penguin Story (2009) 354 eksemplarer
Hey, Water! (2019) 220 eksemplarer
Froodle (2014) 179 eksemplarer
Wait (2015) 134 eksemplarer
Now (2017) 124 eksemplarer
Kindergarten Diary (2010) 94 eksemplarer
Best Frints in the Whole Universe (2016) 82 eksemplarer
A seed grows (2022) 71 eksemplarer
Princess Super Kitty (2011) 55 eksemplarer
A New Green Day (2020) 43 eksemplarer
Best Frints at Skrool (2018) 21 eksemplarer
I'm Still Up! (2022) 17 eksemplarer
I'm Up! (2022) 12 eksemplarer

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Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Studio City, California, USA
Uddannelse
University of California. School of Fine Arts (BFA|Fine Arts)
Erhverv
artist
illustrator
children's book author
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Sendak Fellowship (2010)
Agent
Deborah Warren (East/West Literary)
Kort biografi
Antoinette made her picture-book debut with the New York Times best-selling Not A Box, an American Library Association Seuss Geisel Honor book, and one of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year. She was a recipient of the 2010 Sendak Fellowship.

Antoinette got a BFA at the UCLA School of Fine Arts and then spent years in the world of design and advertising. She was a creative director, then a VP, at Disney before she took a flying leap to pursue her sixth-grade dream of writing and illustrating picture books.

Dreams she did not achieve: ballerina (who knew you had to be able to touch your toes?); astronomer (Math! Not a strong suit); and organic farmer (there’s still dirt and there’s still time.)

Antoinette lives in Southern California and reads and draws with kids in local school classrooms. She has been known to grow monster-sized zucchinis. [from author website, 1/5/2020]

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Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis is a wonderful book about imaginative play. It stars a little piglet and his stick. Each scene starts with someone telling the piglet to "be careful" or "watch what you're doing" with the stick. The piglet then replies that it's "not a stick", it's a sword or conductor's baton or a fishing pole, etc.

It's a great book to remind us how a child's imagination works and how they can take something as ordinary as a stick from the ground and spend hours turning it into other things in their minds.

For me, this book also brought back a lot of wonderful memories. My brother had such a stick (and still has it in his "childhood memories" box). On any given day it was a sword, a conductor's baton, a horse, a gun/bazooka (if we were playing G.I. Joe), a fishing pole, or anything else his imagination could come up with. Reading this book brought memories of all those fun times flooding back.

I highly recommend this book! If you enjoy this one, be sure to check out the other book by this author with a similar theme - Not a Box.
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Valerie.Michigan | 21 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Kindergarten - 3rd grade.
Awards: Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor and The Robert F. Sibert Honor.
 
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bryannamiddleton99 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Kindergarten- 1st grade
Awards/Honors: The Robert F Sibert Honor Book, Theodor Suess Geisel Honor Book
 
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bmwilmot | 12 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2024 |
1. I would recommend this book in a preschool setting.
2.This book is an informational book with cute illustrations of how a plant grows from seed to flower to reseeding.
3.I would definitely have this in my future classroom if I am a lower elementary teacher. It is informational and has great illustrations.
 
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Jennamh8 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Mar 18, 2024 |

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20
Medlemmer
4,502
Popularitet
#5,566
Vurdering
4.0
Anmeldelser
292
ISBN
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