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The Resource Mr. Tweed's good deeds, written & illustrated by Jim Stoten

Mr. Tweed's good deeds, written & illustrated by Jim Stoten

Label
Mr. Tweed's good deeds
Title
Mr. Tweed's good deeds
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Jim Stoten
Title variation
Mister Tweed's good deeds
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On his way into town, Mr. Tweed helps his animal friends find a variety of missing items, including one kite, five arrows, and nine balloons
Illustration
Review
  • Stoten’s find-the-hidden-object spreads look like cheerful ’60s album cover art. They feature Mr. Tweed, a long-eared, bespectacled dog in a stovepipe hat, as well as hundreds of animals, plants, buildings, and vehicles. While the prose is anodyne (“ ‘It feels good to help people,’ Mr. Tweed thought to himself, as he left the park”), the fun of helping Mr. Tweed search for his friends’ lost possessions will keep readers happily occupied. The objects (“Can you turn the page and see if you can spot 7 floating flowers?”) are evenly distributed across the pages, with no effort to deceive or mislead. Visual interest is plentiful, as unexpected elements appear alongside predictable ones. One of the trees in a forest is a giant leg. Sea serpents, whales, and a famous yellow submarine cruise a river. Mr. Tweed rides a green rhinoceros. Yet the elements of civilization and the contented faces of the animals convey a sense of ordered calm, and the spreads are so absorbing that readers will happily revisit them even after they’ve located all the hidden pineapples and goldfish. Ages 3–7. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed October 6, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 40, p)
  • A dapper gent on his daily walk discovers that helping community members find lost items bears its own rewards. Mr Tweed (this import retains its British spelling), a mustachioed dog in pinstripe trousers and a stovepipe hat half his height, successively assists citizens of many species looking for a lost kite in the park, two kittens in a garden, three pet mice at the library and more. For each good deed, there's a double-page spread that frames the problem, depicts the lost items and cheerfully enlists readers to turn the page and aid the search. Those ensuing page turns yield teeming tableaux chock-a-block with lush scenery and wacky details in opaque carnival hues of orange, blue, purple and green. The town pool, harboring professor Ribbet's four escaped goldfish, roils with inflatable toys and swimmers from ducks to rabbits (with humans a represented minority). Penultimately, Mr Tweed helps find Pingle Penguin's nine balloons, released mistakenly at the town fair. Ready to head home, he's invited by Pete Weasel to "a huge street party" where all the folks he's helped are waiting to fÃate him with 10 presents (strewn throughout the scene, of course). Stoten's whimsical, stylized pictures recall erstwhile graphic design influencers Seymour Chwast and Peter Max. While less intricate than the scenes in Martin Handford's Where's Waldo series, these hilarious, community-spirited panoramas will reward repeat scrutiny. Great fun. (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10376828
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoten, Jim
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD670L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helping behavior
  • Lost articles
  • Animals
  • Counting
  • Picture puzzles
  • Helpfulness
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Animals
  • Counting
  • Picture puzzles
Target audience
primary
Label
Mr. Tweed's good deeds, written & illustrated by Jim Stoten
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1051931
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781909263352
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781909263352
  • (OCoLC)871670489
Label
Mr. Tweed's good deeds, written & illustrated by Jim Stoten
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1051931
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781909263352
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781909263352
  • (OCoLC)871670489
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