What is a wise bird like you doing in a silly tale like this

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
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1st ed.
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A healthy dose of nonsense from the Caldecott medalist Uri Shulevitz has taken on the tricky task of weaving several nonsensical stories together into one picture book, and the result is both magical and hilarious. Set in the empire of Pickleberry, which boasts a population of 26 1/2 citizens, the tales revolve around a parrot named Lou, the emperor, his twin brother the janitor/ambassador, a traveling salesman, and a bear who loses his tail as a result of an earthquake caused when the invisible half-citizen of Pickleberry dropped a saucer. Confused? That's the point. But behind the delightful absurdity are a few dollops of wisdom. Incorporating collage in his buoyant pictures, Uri Shulevitz continues to show himself as one of the major innovators and most talented author/illustrators in the field of children's books.
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Grouped Work ID 422c3721-74de-a0e6-73fc-549bf50ff707
Full title what is a wise bird like you doing in a silly tale like this
Author shulevitz uri
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 04:46:52AM
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subject_facet Birds -- Fiction, Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction
title_display What is a wise bird like you doing in a silly tale like this
title_full What is a wise bird like you doing in a silly tale like this / Uri Shulevitz
title_short What is a wise bird like you doing in a silly tale like this
topic_facet Birds, Kings, queens, rulers, etc