Outstanding in the Rain

Category: Book
By (author): Viva, Frank
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Words
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 11.25in x 9.88in x 0.38in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Step right up! Step right up to the amusing amusement park! It's a whole story, and the pages have holes! Watch the holes make pictures! Turn an umbrella into a cake, and balloons into ice cream! See the holes make words. Whole words! Change an ice man into an nice man! See fork handles turn into four candles! Realize the magic with your real eyes! Frank Viva's tale of a boy spending his birthday at the amusement park will amaze readers big and small with astounding die-cuts that transform both words and pictures in delightful ways.
Review Quote*

PRAISE FOR A Long Way Away:

"Intelligently conceived and handsomely executed, it's a potential classic." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities. . . . Meticulously designed, from its art direction to the print and finish on the pages, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work." - Starred Review, Kirkus

"This ingenious book invites many repeat readings." - Starred Review, School Library Journal

"A Long Way Away delivers an exciting out-and-back adventure while proving there's still room for invention in the nondigital book format" - The New York Times

PRAISE FOR Along a Long Road:

"A terrific debut from Viva." - The New York Times

"This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child's bookshelf but in an art museum." - The Boston Globe

"[An] outstanding visual treat." - Starred Review, School Library Journal

Biographical NoteFrank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book Along a Long Road was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Illustration and was named one of The New York Times' 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011. His other books for children include A Long Way Away, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse and Young Frank, Architect. His art has appeared in many places such as The New York Times and the cover of the New Yorker and on the illustrated stationary produced by his company Whigby. Frank runs a branding and design agency in Toronto and is past president of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada. But making books is his favourite thing to do.