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.


  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.


  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!


  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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