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Don't Count Your Chicks by Ingri d'Aulaire
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Jun 04, 08

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A note at the beginning says that this story was taken from a Hans Christian Andersen poem. It's a nice parable about wishing for a good life instead of living the one you have. The pictures are nice, I would have though colored pencil but apparently they are all lithographs. The note about that helpfully pointed out that that means they were created directly on stone. "Litho" being rock and "graph" being writing you would think yours truly would have put that together sooner. I always thought of it as etching but I never thought of it as being stone. Many of the illustrations are in color, but whether they are hand colored or are multiple layers like a silkscreen, I do not know. I think all kid's books should have a description of the media that the artist uses and a little bit about the process or inspiration. The back-story is always interesting to me.
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