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Blue

Written & illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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3.5 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$17.99
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Target Age
40
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What's Blue About

Publisher Summary

A boy, his dog, and their multi-generational bond are seen through the lens of the color blue in this gorgeous and poignant companion to Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Caldecott Honor Book Green.

What Kind of Book is Blue

Themes:
colors
pets
death
dogs
first concepts
blue
Categories:
basics for babies
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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3.5 / 7.0

Even with just two words per page, this feels more like a children’s book for adults, dealing with the themes of growing up, loss, and new love.

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Who Wrote Blue

author & illustrator
Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of both the Massachusetts Reading Association and the New York Empire State awards for “Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature”.

Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.

Laura grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister, Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special.

Laura has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately. They are now starting work on their nineteenth book together and have plans for many more. Her popular series, “”Dog and Bear””, is based on her beloved dachshund, Copper.

Laura and her husband, Chris, have two wonderful sons, Drew and Dylan. They live in Rockville Centre, New York. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781626720664
Publication Date:
September 25, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017953679
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1626720665

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