Sunday, June 6, 2010

ANTON CAN DO MAGIC by Ole Konnecke (Gecko Press 2010)

Anton is a little boy with a very large hat and an equally large desire to do magic. He imagines that he has achieved this when his hat falls down over his eyes. A bird he is watching disappears but so does his friend Luke. All is resolved when the girls turn up. A very simple story, (170 words) by an international award winning author. The uncomplicated illustrations are mainly in tints and shades of orange. This book would be suitable for sharing with preschool age children.
Ole Könnecke was born in 1961 in Göttingen, and lives as a free-lance illustrator in Hamburg. His publications in include a picture book based on a text by Rafik Schami, Wie ich Papa die Angst vor Fremden nahm (2003), and the Anton saga: Anton und die Mädchen (2004), Anton kann zaubern (2006) and Antons Geheimnis (2007).
RRP$18.99 pb $29.99 hb
ISBN: 978-1-877467-36-3 paperback 978-1-877467-37-0 hardback

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