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|Publisher:||Greenwillow Books; 1st Mulberry ed edition (May 27, 1993)|
As I read Peter Sis's spectacular "Komodo", I was finding myself switching into worry mode as I went through the text. The story, if you are unfamiliar with it, follows the obsession of a boy who loves dragons more than anything else in the world. Being the doting parents they are, the boy and his mom and dad take a plane trip to Indonesia to see some komodo dragons for themselves. While waiting for a dragon to appear for some tourists, the boy separates himself from the party and finds himself face to face with his own komodo dragon . Children reading this book are not going to run into the street, find a komodo dragon, and try to make it a pet. So let's just settle back and admire Sis's illustrations and text for what they are. Thoughtful and meticulous. If you've never viewed a Peter Sis illustration closely, I highly recommend it. It's a trip.
A central theme in Peter Sis' book "Komodo!" is the belief that you have to venture off the beaten path to find experiences that are worthwhile. This includes flying to Bali, then taking a ship to the small island of Komodo. The narrator of the book, a young dragon enthusiast, does this so he can see a real dragon, the Komodo dragon, in its natural habitat. PETER SÍS is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, filmmaker, painter and author. Born in 1949 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and grew up in Prague. He studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London.
Nikojas The pictures are beautiful. My son, who is fascinated with Komodo dragons, loved counting all Komodo dragons in the boys room. Nahn I purchased this book for my 8 yr. ol gradson. i haven't given it to him yet, but I know he will love this story about a boy.
Komodo! by Peter Sis. published in 1993. Nominee 1993 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Books. picture book, original in concept and beautiful in design.
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by Peter Sis. Members. Interesting not so much for the story as the fact that komodo dragons are just really interesting creatures. The only ones left over from the carnivorous dinosaurs, and only found natively in Indonesia. And of course I always like Peter Sís. mirikayla Feb 8, 2016. There is alway so much going on in a drawing by Peter Sis. The detail is rich, but more than that, there's a slight grin askance underlying many of them, something wry and warm. I enjoyed this as a reading-aloud book more than as a reading-by-myself book.