PPBF: The Hero of Little Street

Author/Illustrator: Gregory Rogers
Publisher: Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, 2012
Genre: fiction, story without words
Themes: dogs, painting, time travel, London, Delft/Netherlands, history
Age Level: 4-8
Opening: hmmm…Click on the picture to flip through some pages
Synopsis: A runaway romp through one painting and another as a boy seeks cover from bullies in an art museum. From Kirkus Review: Rogers’ Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting.
Reminds me of my last stay in Amsterdam, though it was a cold January and I was 6 months pregnant. This is the first I have read from Rogers, but I will keep my eyes peeled for his other titles.
Resource/Activity: The art of Rembrandt : kids art supply catalog: http://www.kidsart.com/store/karemb.html
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22 thoughts on “PPBF: The Hero of Little Street

  1. Sounds like it would be a fun read. The link for the picture to flip through the pages didn’t work. This book reminds me of Brave Little Pete of Geranium Street.

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  2. What a clever idea for a book! Love it! I was just introduced to a PB without words yesterday — new release “Waves.” I absolutely loved the illustrations. The book you shared sounds like something you would study, as it leaves a lot to the imagination. As an artist, I think you’d find the wordless books of interest. You might want to check out the one I mentioned — know you’d like it. Saw it a B&N.

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  3. Oh, I will never forget seeing “The Night Watch” up close and personal in Amsterdam. I took a college art history class on Rubens and Rembrandt. You have the best recommendations, Julie!

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  4. If it’s wordless, my son might like this one as he loves to study illustrations in his books. We’ll check it out. Thank you for the suggestion.

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