Rain Makes Applesauce

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Holiday House, Jan 1, 1964 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"Rain Makes Applesauce"Words by Julian Scheer, Picture by Marvin BileckThe stars are made of lemon juice......and rain makes applesauce.Elbows grow on a tickle tree......and rain makes applesauce.Oh, you're just talking silly talk. This is a book of silly talk. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. And yet it is an extraordinary creation, in which author and artist speak to children in a very special way. The fanciful nonsense and marvelously intricate pictures are full of sly subtleties and happy surprises for both eye and ear. It is a book of absurd delights, of tiny, fey graphic details, of captivating scenes and lyrical phrases that stretch the imagination. Children will return to it again and again for new meanings, new images, new responses.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers beat this for the Caldecott in 1965. I bet it was a tough decision. (Though I don't personally like the former nearly as much as this, I can ... Read full review


User Review  - aidanmommie - Overstock.com

My four year old son loves this book. Its a book for on nonsense talk which makes him laugh. Its the pictures that are really extraoridinary. Hell sit there for an hour or so just looking at them ... Read full review

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About the author (1964)

Julian Scheer, a native Virginian, was graduated from the University of North Carolina. He has been a newspaper reporter-columnist on the "Charlotte (N.C.) News", and is now Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has written three books for adults; this is his first for children.

Marvin Bileck was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He majored in architecture and fine arts at Cooper Union, New York City, and studied in France on a Fulbright Grant. Many of the books he has illustrated have been exhibited in graphic arts shows for excellence in design and bookmaking. He now lives in New York City.

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