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Nobody's Perfect

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Nobody's Perfect by David Elliott
Hardcover $17.99
Feb 10, 2015 | ISBN 9780763666996

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Zuppardi’s loose, scribbly, deceptively child-styled pencil outlines vibrate with energy, and his colorful acrylic backgrounds feature uninhibitedly visible brush strokes, drips, splotches and lines made from pulling a tool through wet paint. The kids have enormous heads; their wide-open mouths are unabashedly colored in with gray pencil.
—Kirkus Reviews

Loose drawings, full of scribbly pencil lines, busy up the surface and have an unfinished look: just as the boy is a work in progress, so is his world, exuberant with color and frenzied detail. … In this era of striving for parental perfection, the idea that imperfections are no reason to despair is a pretty good theme for a picture book and should be appreciated by both reader and listener alike.

David Elliott offers 4- to 8-year-olds a bit of emotional release with “Nobody’s Perfect,” a picture book whose jaunty tone and charitable theme are perfectly matched by Sam Zuppardi’s bright, explosive, scribbly illustrations.
—The Wall Street Journal

Perfect for readers who like oversized cartoon drawings
—Children’s Bookwatch

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