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The Resource Follow the line--, words and art by Laura Ljungkvist

Follow the line--, words and art by Laura Ljungkvist

Label
Follow the line--
Title
Follow the line--
Statement of responsibility
words and art by Laura Ljungkvist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Invites the reader to visit a wide variety of places and count different objects found in each, from fire hydrants in a big city in the morning, through starfish in the ocean during the day, to babies sleeping in a country village at night
Member of
Writing style
Review
  • K-Gr 2 –Follow the line, indeed, as it loops, curves, and winds across cityscapes, landscapes, buildings, animals, trees, sky, and water–from early-morning traffic to night. Each deep-hued page encourages a counting of images printed over a busy, endless black line as it outlines figures (and faces) in a succession of graphics imprinted with complementary color shadings. The line simply propels readers on to the next image, question, and page, e.g., “How many striped shirts can you count?” “How many traffic cones can you count?” “How many cars have their headlights on?” An entrancing counting game with a search through detailed art, this title doubles as a vocabulary builder for the youngest readers and includes shapes, colors, and patterns in the search. Following the creative loops and squiggles of the line is entertaining in itself. Ideal for one-on-one sharing.–Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX --Mary Elam (Reviewed May 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 5, p92)
  • Ljungkvist's signature design element is a continuous line that sashays and scribbles across every spread; in Toni's Topsy-Turvy Telephone Day , it provided a phone cord and faces. Here, readers "follow the line" from "early morning in the big city" to a cottage "where, late at night, everybody is sleeping." Tracing the unstoppable line with a finger, or just with the eyes, readers proceed from the far left to the far right margin of each spread, and pick up the thread with the turn of a page. The meandering line traverses crowded highways, an ocean teeming with fish, a forest full of moose and rabbits, and a suburban town with manicured lawns. It zigzags to shape pine trees and serrated blades of grass, spirals into a snail's shell and loops to form a crab "deep under the water." Slight imperfections in the cursive line, which looks to be painted with a ripple of ink, keep this design exercise from seeming too chilly, and so do the retro color schemes and pleasingly blotchy typewriter print, which nod to '70s handicraft rather than digital rendering. On the way from dawn to dusk, Ljungkvist asks playful questions that turn the spreads into visual puzzles (e.g., "How many shirts are on the clothesline?" or "How many babies are awake?"). These games encourage lingering and can be parceled out in future visits to this simple but satisfying book. Ages 3-up. (May) --Staff (Reviewed May 15, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 20, p71)
  • /* Starred Review */ Harold and his purple crayon have nothing over Ljungkvist, who takes young readers along on a journey from morning to night, from city to sea to village, through page-filling scenes composed, by and large, with one continuous line. Limning simple geometric shapes, that line begins on the front cover, finishes off with a drawn "The End" on the back, and in between, outlines buildings, windows and faces, cars, street signs, sea and air craft, trees and animals—enhanced by colorful filled-in shapes that echo the drawn ones. Lines of text follow along too, inviting viewers of each scene to count flowers, fire hydrants, striped shirts, circles, bows on a kite's tail, kittens, stars and more. As child-friendly as it is technically sophisticated, this will appeal to counters and crayon-wielders alike. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
151402
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ljungkvist, Laura
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 3 up
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
3.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Follow the line books
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Day
  • Counting
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Follow the line--, words and art by Laura Ljungkvist
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780670060498
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005022701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780670060498
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20060901-064
System control number
  • ocm61448027
  • 135068
  • GCV
  • (OCoLC)135068
Label
Follow the line--, words and art by Laura Ljungkvist
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780670060498
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005022701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780670060498
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20060901-064
System control number
  • ocm61448027
  • 135068
  • GCV
  • (OCoLC)135068

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