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Field Trip to the Ocean Deep

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Field Trip to the Ocean Deep by John Hare
Hardcover $17.99
Sep 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780823446308

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“A quick but adventuresome paddle into a mysterious realm.”Kirkus Reviews

“The cast of this wordless picture book is as rounded and friendly as a Playmobil adventure set, and with simple backdrops that can easily inspire paper and crayon crafts, group play and storytelling are natural offshoot activities.”Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  “Hare’s follow-up to Field Trip to the Moon again features a compelling setting, a not-too-scary adventure, and immersive illustrations. . . . The appealing acrylic illustrations are painterly and impressively atmospheric, and exhibit a strong command of spot lighting; fans of the previous field-trip story will be pleased to see allusions to it, including character cameos and a glimpse of the space bus.” —The Horn Book

Praise for Field Trip to the Moon

“A close encounter of the best kind.”—Kirkus Reviews

★ “[The] sly but easy-to-follow linear narrative is told through a well-paced mix of panels (circular, horizontal, and vertical), full-pages, and double-page spreads, with pops of color (the yellow of the school bus–like space-ship, the color-filled crayon box) that are highly effective. The moon creatures, despite their minimalist features, are very expressive, as is the child—whose face remains hidden behind a space-mask until the last page.”—The Horn Book, Starred Review 

★ “Hare’s picture book debut is a winner. . . . His gray yet surprisingly detailed moonscape is both the setting and a character in its own right; his depiction of the aliens as gray humanoids amazed by color is genius. A beautifully done wordless story about a field trip to the moon with a sweet and funny alien encounter; what’s not to like?” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“A perfectly paced paean to imagination, Hare’s auspicious debut presents a world where a yellow crayon box shines like a beacon.”Booklist

“A clever and noteworthy tale of lunar adventure.”Publishers Weekly

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