Tony Bradman The Sandal (Picture Puffin)

ISBN 13: 9780140541731

The Sandal (Picture Puffin)

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9780140541731: The Sandal (Picture Puffin)

An original picture book, with a mischievious little heroine who provides an introduction to the concept of history. The continuity and contrasts between past, present and future are described in a simple and amusing manner. The author has also written "The Best of Friends".

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Circa 77 b.c. in Rome, a young girl loses her sandal, and the shoe is swept away by the river's current. A contemporary family visits a museum and sees the sandal lost so many centuries ago. The sandal is very much like the one the little girl in the family is wearing. The older brother wonders about the owner of the shoe and her life. On the way home, the little girl walks over a bridge and loses her blue sandal in the water below. "Maybe someone will find the sandal one day," says her father. Flash to the year a.d. 2250, where another family visits the museum and admires the lost blue sandal. In the last frames, the little girl in the futuristic family is in danger of losing her sandal. There seems to be no end to it. This slight story is held together by a series of busy cartoonlike strips. Readers see that people haven't changed much over the ages, but beyond that, this meager tale has very little to offer. --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Told almost entirely in big, comic-strip-style pictures and format, this story emphasizes continuity in time through the example of a lost sandal. "Yesterday," in 77 B.C., a girl, out for a walk with her brother and father, accidentally loses a sandal. It falls into a river and floats away. "Today," a girl, her brother and father visit a museum. There they see the same sandal in a display case. On the way home, one of the girl's sandals falls into a river and floats away. " 'Ah well,' says Dad, 'maybe someone will find the sandal one day.' " Sure enough, "Tomorrow," in the year 2250, yet another girl, brother and father visit another museum; there they see "Today's" sandal. Weighty subject matter, but this plus ca change is expressed so impassively it seems somber and final, rather than interesting or ironic. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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