ONE WIDE RIVER TO CROSS, originally published in 1966, is a beloved Ed Emberley classic that received a Caldecott Honor in 1967. Illustrated in gorgeous woodcut simplicity, ONE WIDE RIVER TO CROSS tells a counting story about Noah’s Ark taken from an old American folk song, and adapted by Barbara Emberley.
Vibrant colors complement the black silhouettes of the woodcut artwork. This vintage reissue is another Emberley treasure that is a must have for any great children’s book collection.
|Publisher:||Ammo Books, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 Years|
About the Author
Ed Emberley is a Caldecott award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer who has been creating original books since the 1960s. He has written and illustrated more than 100 books, including his beloved how-to-draw books for kids. These simple and straightforward books, originally published in the 1970s and 1980s, have encouraged a generation of kids to take the drawing process step-by-step. Contemporary working artists today often cite Ed Emberley as a beloved early inspiration in their development as artists. By encouraging kids to draw using just a few simple shapes, Emberley has made drawing and creating accessible to everyone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book presents an appealing retelling of the Noah's ark story using the words of a folk song and bold woodcut illustrations by Ed Emberley. Unlike the traditional story, the animals do not board in pairs, but rather more are adding with each page, making the story a counting book. The geometric illustrations are printed in black ink on vividly colored paper, the woodcut printing technique lending itself well to pattern and repetition. The words and pictures work together well to create a humorous and imaginative book. Recommended for preschool and kindergarten children.