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Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities,... show more
Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative  work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.In 2013, Jeffers illustrated the vinyl cover (a drawing of Nelson Mandela) for the U2 song "Ordinary Love". Jeffers also co-directed (with Mac Premo) the video for the U2 song "Ordinary Love".Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.www.oliverjeffers.comwww.oliverjeffersworld.com
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 1 month ago
A good book for when you need a little hope or to feel good about humanity and the world we live in.
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 months ago
I love this subtle story about grief and healing. It’s a good introduction to loss for kids. If a child has recently experienced a death in the family, I might pair this book with one more explicitly about death.
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 months ago
Since the letters run a little long, I get the feeling that this picture book would suit young school-aged children best, but I'd be interested to read it with kids and see what they think. The premise is cute, but it's not one I would love to read over and over again.
galadriel811
galadriel811 rated it 1 year ago
Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters. The letters are hilarious and from his crayons. They all quit! Duncan finds a solution for them all to be happy. Lexile Measure: AD730L I would use this in the classroom with a writing/coloring activity. The...
Ms. Mascia's Classroom Library
Ms. Mascia's Classroom Library rated it 1 year ago
This is a silly book that brings crayons to life. The crayons are writing letters to their owner Duncan why they have decided to quit. As Duncan is reading all the letters, he gets a really good idea on what to do next. One great activity to have the students complete after reading this story would ...
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