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The Resource Give and take, Chris Raschka

Give and take, Chris Raschka

Label
Give and take
Title
Give and take
Statement of responsibility
Chris Raschka
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his apple orchard, a farmer meets a little man named Take and follows his advice, which does not turn out well, and the next day meets a little man named Give, whose advice is just as bad
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Illustration
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Preschool-Grade 1 Meet an apple farmer who loves his apples. One day, he finds the apples of his oldest tree ripe and ready. But while he is picking, someone finds the farmer: an elfin little man named Take. When a grower asks the farmer if he’d like some pumpkins, Take insists the old fellow grab them all. So the farmer dumps the apples and brings home pumpkins instead, winding up with pots of pumpkin soup—and he doesn’t even like pumpkin soup. The next day, another little fellow appears, this one named Give. Give offers the opposite advice and insists that all of the picked apples—along with many opinions—are given to a pig farmer. Finally, the third day sees Give and Take wrestling and squabbling until the farmer trades some of his apples for some of the miller’s flour. The result? Apple pie! And now it is clear (and will be clear to the audience) that what Give and Take need are each other. This simple, powerful parable finds perfect expression in Raschka’s wildly inventive ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Bold, exaggerated swirls depict the action as well as the emotional toll of the farmer’s attempts to balance, well, everything: plans, pronouncements, and produce. Occasionally these dramatic images are a bit hard to decipher, but children will let their imaginations take over as they ponder how give-and-take can work for them. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Librarians and fans are always interested in what the multitalented Raschka is up to. Here he makes a welcome foray into the world of fables. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 06-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 19, p113)
  • /* Starred Review */ Two strong-willed elves harry a farmer in this pitch-perfect folktale by Caldecott Medalist Raschka. While harvesting apples, the farmer meets Take, “a tiny little man” dressed in black. The farmer heeds Take’s advice to “take as much as we can,” trades all his apples for pumpkins, and ends up with “gallons of pumpkin soup.” The next day, he sends Take away and meets Give, another Rumpelstiltskin lookalike dressed all in white. “Give away everything you have,” Give orders. Unfortunately, once the farmer dispenses with his opinions and his apples, he goes home alone and hungry. On the third day, the man balances Give and Take’s input, resulting in an apple pie for all to share. Raschka illustrates in wide strokes and swoops of India ink, daubed with jewel-toned watercolors, for a rustic, handcrafted feel. Give and Take recall a classic angel-and-devil duo (or Spy vs. Spy), but neither is all good or bad. This isn’t a flashy story, but one whose wisdom flows naturally from a well-structured setup amid dashes of visual and verbal humor. Ages 4–8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed May 19, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 20, p)
  • Imagine Rumpelstiltskin with an equally imperious twin, and youâ€TMd approximate Take and Give, a tiny pair who bedevil a farmer with conflicting advice.Borrowing motifs and pacing from traditional folklore, Raschka introduces a mild man intent on harvesting apples. First Take emerges, promising a “finer” life. When a neighbor woman offers the farmer some of her pumpkins, Take urges, “Take them. Take all of them. Take as many as you see.” Hauling a voluminous load of pumpkins, the farmer trudges all day at Takeâ€TMs pointless urging to “take a hike.” Returning home to make the pumpkin soup the neighbor had suggested, the exhausted fellow realizes that he and his dog both dislike it. Next morning, having banished Take, the farmer picks a second tree, only to be visited by Give, who promises a “sweeter” life. Give similarly beleaguers the farmer, making him relinquish all his apples to a pig farmer. The third harvest day, the tiny duoâ€TMs argumentative wrestling sparks new ideas for the farmer. He gives the miller apples and takes some flour, and soon, a happy ending (and a lovely pie) is shared by all. Raschkaâ€TMs customary thick, dry, brushy black shapes and contours dominate a rather somber palette of gray, red, teal and orange. This marriage of a well-told, folklore-reminiscent tale, dynamic line and muted palette evoke the 1950s-era work of Paul Galdone and Nicolas Mordvinoff.Inventive as ever. (Picture book. 4-8)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10325477
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DLC
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Raschka, Christopher
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R1814
LC item number
Giv 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 1
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision-making
  • Farmers
  • Decision making
  • Farmers
Target audience
primary
Label
Give and take, Chris Raschka
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Publication
Note
"A Richard Jackson Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781442416550
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012051503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)825196531
Label
Give and take, Chris Raschka
Publication
Note
"A Richard Jackson Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781442416550
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012051503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)825196531

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