Rules Of Summer

Rules of Summer In this fantastical picture book, the big brother sets the rules.  The rules and consequences are arbitrary and unpredictable.  “Never leave a red sock on the clothesline” is followed by an image of a gigantic red rabbit glaring at the terrified boys.  “Never be late for a parade” leads to a procession of weird mechanical toys.  And finally, “Always know the way home” shows the two boys safely sitting on the couch watching TV.  The living room walls are covered with images of all the out-of-this-world creatures they encountered in the book.  Lavish, thick oil paintings epics the mysterious world of the two boys’ imagination. An app of the story, published by Wheelbarrow- Australia, draws readers into Tan’s surreal landscape. mjw
Title: Rules Of Summer
Author: Shaun Tan
Illustrator
: Shaun Tan
Publisher
: Arthur Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
Copyright
: 2013
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-545-63912-5
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 10 up
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s residence
: Australia
Subjects
: Australia, Conduct of life, Friendship, Oceania, Summer

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