Best Antoinette Portis books

Now

Antoinette Portis

Best price for this book: $ 8.62

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This is my favorite cloud. . .because it's the one I am watching.
This is my favorite tree. . .because it's the one where I'm swinging.
This is my favorite tooth. . .because it's the one that is missing.

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in Now, a clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis.

A Neal Porter Book

Not a Box

Antoinette Portis

Best price for this book: $ 9.33

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Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

The simple text makes the book appropriate for toddlers, but the message and retro feel of the book also lead to it being an original and compelling gift to mark an occasion such as a graduation.

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Antoinette Portis

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As a boy and his mother move quickly through the city, they're drawn to different things. The boy sees a dog, a butterfly, and a hungry duck while his mother rushes them toward the departing train. It's push and pull, but in the end, they both find something to stop for.

Acclaimed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis' signature style conveys feelings of warmth, curiosity, humor and tenderness in this simple, evocative story.

A Neal Porter Book

Not a Stick

Antoinette Portis

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A celebration of the power of imagination from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning creator of Not a Box

Experience the thrill of the moment when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real!

Following the critically acclaimed Not a Box, this book proves that a stick is not always just a stick. Whether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragon—give a child a stick and let imagination take over and the magic begin.

Best Frints in the Whole Universe

Antoinette Portis

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Yelfred and Omek have been best frints since they were little blobbies. They play and snack, and sometimes they even fight, all in a language similar to but slightly different from, English. When Omek decides to borrow Yelfred's new spaceship without asking (and then crashes it), it sparks the biggest fight yet. Can these two best frints make up and move on?

Award-winning picture book creator Antoinette Portis delivers a new universe of cleverness and imagination in this hilarious, sweet, and otherworldly book about friendship.

Froodle

Antoinette Portis

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In a normal neighborhood, on a typical day, the birds chirp, the dogs bark and the cats meow. When Little Brown Bird decides she doesn't want to sing the same old song, out comes a new tune that shakes up the neighborhood and changes things forever in this funny, innovative book that kids will love to read outloud.

A Neal Porter Book

Princess Super Kitty

Antoinette Portis

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Maggie likes being a kitty. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes a girl has to be super.

One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Not a Box, Antoinette Portis. Once again, Portis shows us that children make ordinary life fun using their imaginations.

A Penguin Story

Antoinette Portis

Best price for this book: $ 11.65

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Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest—a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.

No Es Una Caja

Por Antoinette Portis

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The Red Hat

David Teague

Best price for this book: $ 7.48

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Billy Hightower spends his whole life alone in a skyscraper high above a big city. Then one day, a skyscraper is built next door and a girl moves in. Could she be a friend? But every time Billy tries to reach out to her, the wily Wind gets in his way! Can Billy find a way to outsmart the Wind and make a new friend, or will he be swept away?
Praise for The Red Hat:

"[J]ust the right amount of detail and drama . . ."
The New York Times

"[E]xquisite suspense . . . [a] charming early valentine."
The Boston Globe­

"A simply told, graphically arresting tale."
Kirkus

"This dynamic, gorgeously rendered glimpse into the fledgling bond between two people demonstrates the power of persistence."
School Library Journal