Chris Raschka

  • Ami ! ami ?

    Chris Raschka

    Une succession de séquences, à la manière d'un dessin animé qui exprime l'amitié et la fraternité au-delà de toutes les différences.
    Des dessins efficaces aux couleurs franches et aux traits simples illustrent cette histoire inhabituelle en 39 mots.

  • King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.

  • When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, on its way upward. Health-care professionals have discovered that this is true, regardless of a child's cultural or religious background and researchers believe that this is symbolic of the child's innate knowledge that a part of them will live forever. . . . In disarmingly simple and direct language, accompanied by evocative potato print illustrations, Raschka in conjunction with Children's Hospice International (CHI), creates a moving, sensitive book that is also a phenomenally useful tool to talk about death. The message of the book is clear: talking about dying is hard, dying is harder, but there are many people in your life who can help. Children's Hospice International (CHI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, is paving the way for the establishment of children's hospice and related services worldwide.

  • [Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment, raves School Library Journal in a starred review.
    Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process--from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • From Caldecott Award winner Chris Raschka, tales of unforgettable characters who live in a NYC apartment building
    “To the company of ur-New Yorkers like Stuart Little, Harriet the Spy, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, let me hold open the door for The Doorman’s Repose. A new favorite." --Gregory Maguire
    “….marvelously intriguing stories…” --Lemony Snicket
    Some of us look up at those craggy, mysterious apartment buildings found in the posher parts of New York City and wonder what goes on inside. The Doorman’s Repose collects ten stories about 777 Garden Avenue, one of the craggiest. The first story recounts the travails of the new doorman, who excels at all his tasks except perhaps the most important one--talking baseball. Others tell of a long-forgotten room, a cupid-like elevator, and the unlikely romance of a cerebral psychologist and a jazz musician, both of whom are mice. Because the animals talk and the machinery has feelings, these are children’s stories. Otherwise they are for anyone intrigued by what happens when many people, strangers or kin, live together under one roof.

  • Quand on a les cheveux frisés, ça fait des noeuds, ça tire, ça fait mal ! Et puis, les princesses de contes de fées ont toujours les cheveux longs et raides...mais tristes ! Les petites nanas de Chris Raschka, elles, sont mignonnes à croquer, elles aiment s'amuser et, par-dessus tout elles ont des bouclettes et des idées de fêtes plein la tête. Leurs cheveux, elles en ont fait un jeu et les transforment à volonté. Nattes, tortillons, locks, macarons, cheveux courts, cheveux longs... Les frisettes, c'est vraiment chouette ! Une galerie de portraits plus vivants et attachants les uns que les autres. Un coup de pinceau très personnel mariant couleurs vives et pastel. Des dessins tout en rondeur et douceur, du mouvement suggéré par un trait de crayon sobre mais efficace. Le texte se lit comme une petite chanson accompagnant des illustrations qui ondulent et pétillent au rythme des pages et des cheveux des fillettes dans un univers de joie de vivre et de fête.

  • Pour une petite fille, la fenêtre de la cuisine de ses grands-parents est source de magie. Tout ce qui fait une journée se passe près, à travers ou encore de l'autre côté de cette fenêtre.
    Récit des découvertes enfantines, célébration des émerveillements quotidiens, cet album est aussi un hymne à la relation unique et précieuse qui lie petitsenfants et grands-parents.

  • Ce documentaire illustré est un véritable tour du monde des petits mots d'amour et surnoms affectifs. En France, nous disons : Ma chérie, mon lapin, ma puce, mon petit chou...
    Mais comment le dit-on aux États-Unis, en Pologne, au Chili, en Chine et dans les pays arabes ?
    Chaque expression est présentée dans sa langue d'origine, accompagnée de sa prononciation phonétique et sa traduction en français. Peu importe où l'on se trouve dans le monde et quelle que soit notre langue, que l'on dise "honey", "mischka", "angelito", "kwai kwai" ou "habibi", toutes les familles du monde disent la même chose à leurs enfants : Je t'aime.

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