The Neat Line: Scribbling Through Mother Goose

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Harper Collins, May 3, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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As a baby, a young scribble begins to draw. As a grown-up Neat Line, it discovers a special talent.

Wriggling into a book of nursery rhymes, the Neat Line knows just how to help the troubled characters it meets, including a sleepy Little Boy Blue who needs his horn to summon the sheep and cows. And before the day is done, there's an ever-cranky Miss Muffet's menacing spider to scare off.

Pamela Duncan Edwards and Diana Cain Bluthenthal pair up for a clever visual journey through the classic rhymes of childhood.


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User Review  - novalibrarymom - LibraryThing

This book? Is so neat! (Yes, pun intended). A scribble starts out as a baby, but practices and practices, and soon grows up to be a neat line (the illustration for this transition is fabulous). He is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrg019 - LibraryThing

A line grows up to be neat, and helps the characters in the Mother Goose nursery rhymes by drawing himself into different objects that we would be helpful. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold; and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight, all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; McGillycuddy Could!, illustrated by Sue Porter; and The Neat Line, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia.

Diana Cain Bluthenthal, author-illustrator of I'm Not Invited?, is an accomplished children's illustrator. “I can draw children's thoughts and feelings,” she says. She attributes her inspiration to her own life andher imagination. This is her sixteenth book. She lives with her husband, two young sons, two dogs, two pet rats, a small green snake named Ribbons, and some fish in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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