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Wise Acres

Wise Acres

Handprint Books

By George Shannon,Illustrated by Deborah Zemke


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There has never been a more bucolic farm than Wise Acres. There the sun always shines, the sky is always blue, and the breezes are always gentle. The inhabitants of the barnyard -- an assortment of busy, caring, and totally off-the-wall farm animals -- pass their days peacefully in song, dance, and storytelling. That is, until something goes wrong. Then the animals cannot resist rushing in to help each other -- with hilarious results.
In three episodes noteworthy for their straight-faced humor, George Shannon creates a world of lovable, zany animals who establish a special brand of illogic that children will take to heart, while Deborah Zemke's action-packed portrayals of the Wise Acre antics are as fresh and original as the barnyard creatures themselves.

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Size: 10 x 8 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
ages 4-8
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2004
ISBN: 9781593540418
ISBN10: 1593540418
George Shannon was born in Kansas and grew up in Kentucky. He is the author of over twenty-five books for children, among them the Stories to Solve series, the beloved Lizard's Song, and the endearing Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! A former librarian and storyteller, he now is a full-time writer and lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Deborah Zemke was born in Michigan and attended York University in Toronto, Ontario. She has illustrated several children's books, including D is for Doodle for Blue Apple Books, and is creator of fonts as well as an artist. She lives with her family in Columbia, Missouri.