Johnny Lion's Rubber Boots (An I CAN READ book)

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9780060227098: Johnny Lion's Rubber Boots (An I CAN READ book)

Until his father brings him some boots, a young lion searches for ways to entertain himself on a rainy day.

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It's a rainy day and Johnny Lion, star of Johnny Lion's Book and Johnny Lion's Bad Day, is stuck inside with no rain boots. What's a bored little cub to do? Johnny builds block towers, knocks them over, paints pictures, paints his tail all red ("Oh, oh, oh! The great big SCAREY THING bit me in the tail.") Johnny's mother is not impressed. "What a mess," she cries. "Johnny Lion, clean up all that awful mess." Then Johnny's father comes home with a new pair of rubber boots for Johnny, and he can finally go outside where his imagination has even freer reign.

For every child who has known the agony of being trapped inside when the whole wet world outside beckons, Edith Thacher Hurd and Clement Hurd have your number. With warm, gentle wit and enchanting illustrations, this well-loved author-illustrator team perfectly captures those rainy day blues. Clement Hurd, whose illustrations for Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon brought children's picture books to stunning new heights, can do more with a palette of yellow, red, and blue than many artists can do with a whole rainbow of colors. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

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