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Books published by publisher Handprint

  • Dinosaur Stomp

    Paul Stickland

    Hardcover (Handprint, April 1, 2001)
    A pop-up sequel to Dinosaur Roar! follows a collection of leaping lizards on their way to a celebration at the swamp, a party that dinosaurs of every color and size look forward to attending. BOMC.
  • Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888

    Ernest L. Thayer, Christopher Bing

    Hardcover (Handprint, Oct. 1, 2000)
    AZ Allami Torvenyek Kotelezo Ereje (1900)
  • Snuggle Me Snuggly!

    Karen Baicker, Sam Williams (Illustrator)

    Board book (Handprint, March 15, 2004)
    Tumble Me Tumbily, Handprint Books' highly successful Fall 2002 picture book, which delightfully depicts the three most important parts of a young toddler's day, has become three irresistible board books. Playing, eating, and sleeping cannot be improved upon when they are accompanied by friendly bears, small blue elephants, dancing vegetables, merry berry pies, soft pink bunnies, and butterfly kisses for Mommy.Each board book is one complete section of the original hardcover. In addition, there are opening and closing spreads overflowing with babies, bears, and great good humor!
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christopher Bing

    Hardcover (Handprint, Oct. 1, 2001)
    In his magnificent interpretation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow s poem, Christopher Bing seamlessly weaves history and imagination into a rich portrait of an American hero. A meticulous researcher, Bing includes material that provides texture to history, maps that follow the British campaign to quell the rebellious citizenry, as well as the patriot s ride into the Massachusetts night of April, 1775. Documents firmly affixed into the book, including the British general s orders to his troops and Revere s own deposition relating the events, give the reader not only a visual experience but a tactile one as well. Far more than a brilliantly presented history lesson, this book represents a tour de force of coherent artistic vision. In an extraordinary series of rich and moody engravings, from the mysteriously shimmering rigging of the British sloop, The Somerset, looming in a moonlit Boston harbor to the taut urgency of a man and his horse galloping at a combustible moment in the American experience, this book illuminates our country s past unlike any other.
  • Enchanted Dolls' House Wedding

    Robyn Johnson

    Hardcover (Handprint, Sept. 6, 2007)
    Albert and Lucinda from the beloved The Enchanted Dolls' House have pled their troth (Victorian for "got engaged!"). It is a happy time for everyone in the Enchanted Dolls' House. All the dolls from the servant dolls to the toy dolls, even the resident dog and cat dolls enthusiastically join together to celebrate a joyous wedding with all the fashionable and tasteful accoutrement of the Edwardian, Regency and Victorian eras available to them. Four masterfully conceived and constructed pop-up buldings amaze with historical accuracy and bustle with activity: Shop for wedding finery in an Edwardian department store. See the toiletries, accessories, hair styles, and beautiful wedding clothes from which the dolls choose. Attend a wedding breakfast, complete with musicians, favors, and a glorious cake garnished with marzipan pearls, pendants and bows. Peek through windows and doors of a Victorian Manor Dolls' House and a Regency Dolls' House to see the dolls observe their elegant way of life. And finally, attend a breathtakingly beautiful wedding in a Victorian Chapel. Overflowing with doll lore and loving rendered details of wedding gifts, food, and flowers, readers of all ages will attend the wedding of their dreams!
  • Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888

    Ernest L. Thayer, Christopher Bing

    Hardcover (Handprint, Oct. 1, 2000)
    "And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayer's poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana. Christopher Bing's magnificent version of this immortal ballad of the flailing 19th-century baseball star is rendered as though it had been newly discovered in a hundred-year-old scrapbook. Bing seamlessly weaves real and trompe l'oeil reproductions of artifacts-period baseball cards, tickets, advertisements, and a host of other memorabilia into the narrative to present a rich and multifaceted panorama of a bygone era. A book to be pored over by children, treasured by aficionados of the sport-and given as a gift to all ages: a tragi-comic celebration of heroism and of a golden era of sport.
  • The Enchanted Dolls' House

    Robyn Johnson

    Hardcover (Handprint, Sept. 1, 2006)
    For the child who loves dolls, for the adult who cherishes dolls, the most sumptious celebration ever in an exquisite, multidimensional presentation, featuring pop-up period dollhouses, secret letters, hidden pictures and more. Meet Albert and Lucinda, Kristen, Oscar, Hattie and more, enchanted dolls who inhabit a magical series of homes, from a Tudor mansion to a twentieth century villa, finding adventure and secrets to discover, dances to attend, and parties to give in each era. Can it be a surprise that over the many centuries a gentle romance has blossomed between Albert and Lucinda? Pages are crammed with doll lore and historical detail. Lovingly rendered, highly detailed drawings of dolls, their clothing and furnishings, accessories and accoutrements grace each page and spread. Each of the four dimensional dollhouses just begs for readers to peek through windows and doors or lift away the walls to find hidden details and characters. Tactile treats are everywhere: journals to open, letters to pull out and read, jewelry boxes to explore, fabric to touch .and much, much more. A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection as well as crossover selection of several BMOC adult clubs.
  • Animal Faces: 15 Punch-Out Animal Masks

    Pierre-Marie Valat

    Paperback (Handprint, Aug. 9, 2007)
    Whooo . . . Growwwwl . . . Oinnnnk—here are fifteen animal masks that are perfect for the next play, the next party, or just for when it's nifty to look like something else. Immensely popular upon its first publication in the early 1980's, these striking masks will fascinate today's children every bit as much as they did their parents (and don't be surprised if it's the parents still wearing them!). Made of high quality, laminated card stock, these brilliantly colored, super realistic masks are pre-perforated—easy to press out—with holes in place, ready for the included elastic cord that attaches in seconds for a perfect fit. There's even a storage envelope where the masks can be saved until it is time to once again become a fox . . . or a vampire. . . or a bear. . . or a . . . the possibilities are fifteen-fold!
  • Pumpkin Shivaree

    Rick Agran, Sara Anderson

    Hardcover (Handprint, Sept. 16, 2003)
    In the spring, a small silver seed is planted in the garden. By fall, it's a full-grown pumpkin on a long vine. The careful and accurate depiction of the development of a pumpkin - from seed to sprout to flower to fruit - is followed by a description of a wonderfully raucous Halloween romp so full of life and fun that the reader feels like the guest of honor!The lyrical text by poet Rick Agran provides the perfect basis for Sara Anderson's clear, colorful cut-paper art, also used to brilliant effect in Hey Diddle Diddle, A Felt Read-And-Play Book. Pumpkin Shivaree brings to young readers not only solid information and the sense of a rollicking good party, but it also helps to convey the excitement that is generated over and over by Halloween, one of children's favorite holidays.
  • Pea Pod Babies

    Karen Baicker, Sam Williams

    Hardcover (Handprint, Oct. 15, 2003)
    How many times can three babies be chucked under the chin and told they look "just like three peas in a pod"? Even the most patient babies have their limits, and Sweet Pea, Snap Pea, and Snow Pea are no exception. In a moment of rebellion, they burst from their pod into the big wide garden world where each one has a rollicking adventure completely unlike the others'. The author and illustrator of the well-received TUMBLE ME TUMBILY have created a wondrous fantasyland - part garden, part nursery - overflowing with the beauty of young, growing things. In her characteristic lilting and poetic style, Karen Baicker relates the challenges and the rewards of establishing one's own identity, while Sam Williams's appealing illustrations blend this artfully conceived world and the endearing creatures within to an irresistible degree.
  • Animal Action ABC

    Karen Pandell, Art Wolfe, Nancy Sheehan

    Board book (Handprint, March 1, 2003)
    In this extraordinary board book, young readers are offered a wholly original approach to the alphabet - dramatic photos of wildlife in action, annotated in lively verse, range through the alphabet (A is for Arch, B is for Balance, C is for Charge) while delightful spot photos of young children imitating the animals' movements punctuate the action. Whether appreciated one-on-one or in a group focusing on movement, poetry, or the alphabet, Animal Action ABC provides a new definition of the word "multipurpose."
  • One to Ten and back again: An Amazing Pull-the-Ribbon Book

    Betty Ann Schwartz, Susie Shakir

    Hardcover (Handprint, Sept. 20, 2007)
    This is as easy as 1 . . . 2 . . . 3! Or . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1! Grasp the convenient built-in handles, and open the covers. A ribbon appears with a bright little bee printed on it: AMAZING. With a turn of the page, a second ribbon with two pretty little butterflies appears AMAZING!. And so on up to 10. Think you are finished? Turn the book upside down and count back to one. A deceptively simple silk ribbon action, dazzling printing, crisp design, and a mesmerizing page-turning sequence adds up to—well, far more than a ten! AMAZING!