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Hey Willy, See the Pyramids by Maira Kalman
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Sep 12, 2017 | ISBN 9781681371689

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“This book has genuine warmth. A party for endearing oddballs takes place in the sunshine. Attending are many relatives, many twins, many animals, and so many sweet mutants you may feel off balance but you won’t feel bored.” —Parents’ Choice Gold Award, from the Parents’ Choice Foundation

“This one is far, far out, but has a heart of gold…. The illustrations are child-like, imaginative, and surreal; their swell, bright colors contrast with the white text on black pages where the kids talk and finally ‘both sink in / and see flying chairs / and green hats / and pink things / and sink some and / slowly sink / into sleep.’ Outlandish, but born of genuine creativity and understanding. Try it.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Kalman’s unique illustrations are drawn from the far reaches of the imagination. The bizarre and the commonplace are mixed brilliantly, theatrically punctuated by black pages with the dialogue of the sleepy siblings shown in white type. Although this will not suit everyone, the stream-of-consciousness style is one that many will embrace uncritically, assisted by the colorful images and humorous figures that are scattered throughout.” —Publishers Weekly

“A young boy pleads with his older sister for some bedtime stories, and Lulu obliges with some brief, highly imaginative tales that are matched to perfection with Kalman’s friendly illustrations, electric and eccentric. Childlike but with a cutting, surreal edge, these pictures are wildly funny. This is a free-spirited book that will engage children on many levels.” —School Library Journal

“Maira Kalman’s marvelously inventive gifts really shine in the picture-book format. I’ve long felt that her artwork, with its playful use of color and perspective, provides kids with a fantastic organic introduction to the manifold varieties of art. When my son Max was little, we spent many happy hours together enjoying Stay Up LateHey Willy, See the PyramidsChicken Soup, BootsWhat Pete Ate; and more.” —Lisa Pliscou, author of Dude

“Overall, Hey Willy, See the Pyramids is a truly wonderful and creative book about dreams and stories that children will love for years! I would recommend this book to children ages five and up.”
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