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The Strange Appearance of Howard Cranebill

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Having long wished for a child, Mr. and Mrs. Cranebill are delighted with the baby they discover on their doorstep, even though he has an unusually long and pointy nose. ?Mrs. and Mrs. Cranebill ignored the nose, named the baby Howard and proceeded to hug and cuddle him as parents are supposed to do.? As the child grows older, his nose gets him into some pretty awkward sit ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing (first published 1982)
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Ronyell
Mar 03, 2012 Ronyell rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any parent who has adopted children before.
I have always wanted to read Henrik Drescher’s first children’s book and I have finally got a chance to read it! “The Strange Appearance of Howard Cranebill” is the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 1982 and Henrik Drescher’s first children’s book and it is about how a lonely couple found a long nosed baby on their doorsteps and they decided to take care of the baby. “The Strange Appearance of Howard Cranebill” is truly one of the most beautiful and emotional books ever created ...more
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Mar 04, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Henrik Drescher tends to right slightly odd stories, and this is another one! A little baby with a strange, long nose appears on the doorstep of a couple who desperately wanted a child. He has some strange proclivities though - for climbing and hanging out all night in trees. Gradually he turns into a long-billed bird and flies away.

Interesting illustrations. I especially liked how the background of the pictures and even some of the words looked like scribbled colored pencils.
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Wrong and creepy and horrifying on so many levels.
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Henrik Drescher was born in Copenhagen and immigrated to the United States in 1967. He began a career in illustration as a young man and has been traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and China, creating massive journals of notes and drawings wherever he went.

His books are held in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum,
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