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The Resource The only way I can, Bonnie Grubman & Carolien Westermann

The only way I can, Bonnie Grubman & Carolien Westermann

Label
The only way I can
Title
The only way I can
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Grubman & Carolien Westermann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Presents a tale of how Bird coaches Rabbit, hoping to help his little friend fulfill his dream of soaring through the skies by himself
Member of
Review
It’s a familiar setup: a land animal sees a bird flying and becomes determined to do the same. Bird agrees to help Rabbit attempt to fly, though Grubman (Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe) doesn’t mince words about his skepticism: “ ‘What do you think?’ asked Rabbit eagerly. I think it’s crazy, Bird thought to himself.” Working in paint, pencil, and other media, debut illustrator Westermann captures Rabbit’s efforts to fly with tender humor, though never at Rabbit’s expense; the book’s funniest moments are the training sequences in which Rabbit dons a feather suit, pumps iron (a twig with two apples), and races around the meadow, all to no avail. During the climax, Bird worries that Rabbit is planning to toss himself from a cliff in order to fly, but Rabbit has something else in mind, enjoying the resplendent setting from higher ground—“Flying into the sunset, in my own way,” as he puts it. Grubman’s story may not stand out from the crowd, but it makes an effective case for recognizing one’s talents and approaching goals and challenges from a different perspective. Ages 4–up. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 03/06/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 10, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565488
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grubman, Bonnie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD540L
  • Decoding demand: 61 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 89 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 63 (high)
  • Structure demand: 85 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Westermann, Carolien
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Rabbits
  • Encouragement
  • Friendship
  • Birds
  • Rabbits
  • Encouragement
  • Friendship
  • Birds
  • Encouragement
  • Friendship
  • Rabbits
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The only way I can, Bonnie Grubman & Carolien Westermann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1799538
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781605373393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605373393
  • (OCoLC)958350954
Label
The only way I can, Bonnie Grubman & Carolien Westermann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1799538
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781605373393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605373393
  • (OCoLC)958350954

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