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3.08 of 5 stars 3.08  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A charming picture book from two celebrated masters of children's literature. This lyric poem by one of the most revered children's writers captures those faint glimpses of things that you see but don't quite recognize; sounds you can almost hear; smells, tastes, and feelings that you can't quite name. Each line of the poem and each picture in the book depict the sensual e ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Boyds Mills Press
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I like the idea behind the book, but the way it was executed was very poorly done. The "traces" are not illustrated in a way that anyone could guess what animal left them. Picture book FAIL.
we really liked the stylized art (although the traces themselves were not very clearly expressed), and the idea of exploring the notion of traces piqued our curiosity, but we quickly lost interest in the uninspired writing.
An abstract book with clues to help the reader discover what left traces. So what leaves bubbles in the water and is plump, warty and croaking? A bullfrog. Cute idea, but not a fan of the writing style.
I liked the illustrations, but I found the text confusing and weird. Good vocabulary, strange execution. Others may disagree, but this did not speak to me.
Kate Hastings
Good book to pair with a discussion of fossils. We all leave a "trace" or a hint of ourselves wherever we go. Fossils are more permanent traces!
I really like the delicate illustrations, but I felt the way the text was placed on the pages was uneven verse to verse.
too small to use for storytime but this book makes kids think about what tracks animals leave on their way through nature.
Heather Lander
I really liked the illustrations, but the text really lacked flow.
Megan D. Neal
Not a lot of kid-appeal.
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Paula Fox is an American author of novels for adults and children and two memoirs. Her novel The Slave Dancer (1973) received the Newbery Medal in 1974; and in 1978, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. More recently, A Portrait of Ivan won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2008.

A teenage marriage produced a daughter, Linda, in 1944. However, given the tumultuous relationship wit
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