2013, Alfred A. Knopf
HC $17.99 Carlisle's Bosler Library
Goodreads rating: 4.26
My rating: 5
Endpapers: Front: assorted illustrations of color palettes, etc. Back: a map of the US showing where you can see Pippin's art and three small paintings of Pippin's (nice to see his actual artwork)
Illustrations: Funky, folky, wonderfully Melissa Sweet - covering the whole page with lots and lots to read and look at
1st line: "On February 22, 1888, the town of West Chester Pennsylvania, celebrated a holiday. That day, Daniel and Christine Pippin celebrated the birth of their son, Horace."
*TWO PAGES of afterwords, including information and all sorts of further reading including websites and films.
My reaction on Goodreads: When I was in the Philadelphia Museum of Art a week or so ago I remember being quite taken with the art of Horace Pippin. So when I saw this book - by a favorite author and illustrator - I was quite pleased. My six-year old granddaughter said she really like the book. When I asked her what she liked, she talked about how everyone asked Horace to draw for them. I think she related to this, because she loves creating art for people. We both loved the illustrations. The words and pictures of this wonderful team (Bryant and Sweet) are truly special. We read the book twice.