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ISBN:0688115837
Author: Peter Sis
ISBN13: 978-0688115838
Title: Komodo!
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Language: English
Category: Geography and Cultures
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st Mulberry ed edition (May 27, 1993)
Pages: 32

Komodo! by Peter Sis



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.

"Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon....[The boy] takes the road less traveled through the jungle, where he encounters the dragon of his dreams....Full of intriguing detail....picture book, original in concept and beautiful in design."--Booklist.
Reviews: 4
Isha
This book is not as visually attractive as it could be, nor does it have much text. However, the recipient really liked it. Despite the dearth of words, it offers a great jumping-off place for discussion and research about Indonesia and the whole topic in general.
Vetibert
The pictures are beautiful. My son, who is fascinated with Komodo dragons, loved counting all Komodo dragons in the boys room. It was a cute story.
SARAND
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 who asks his parents to take him to Komodo Island.
Gogul
There are moments when you just have to tell the parent in yourself to shut up. 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.
Now as I read this I found myself mentally berating Peter Sis. Saying things along the lines of, "Why isn't he telling kids how dangerous komodo dragons are? That a single bite could kill you with its bacteria? That they're not the cuddly lizards so imagined in this book?" At which point I suddenly realized how stupid I sounded. Let's face the facts. As Mr. Sis himself recounts, the komodo dragon is native to one, count `em, one country in the world. 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. Using the tiniest black pen strokes imaginable, Sis conjures up miles and miles of details in each thoughtful illustration. The very first double-page spread is of the narrator's class picture. He notes that it's very easy to locate him because of his dragon t-shirt. Anyone unfamiliar with this picture, however, will be stunned by the vast sea of children presented, our narrator wearing his trademark jaunty red cap and white dragon shirt. And what child wouldn't want to live in a house that's wallpapered in dragons? Or a bedroom chock full of everything from a dragon punching bag to a real skull. This kid's got it made. The book's colors shift slowly from the warm reddish tones of the boy's bedroom to the mysterious deep green foliage of Komodo Island. Keep an eye out for all the komodos hidden in the leaves, trees, grass, etc. too! A helpful fact section located at the back of the book is the perfect compliment to this gripping subject.
Kids need obsessions. They need animals that are cool but not done to death like dinosaurs or elephants. The komodo dragon offers the perfect combination of deadly abilities and cool looks. Now we have a book to encompass all the wonders and looks of this incredible animal. This book is truly a finely honed piece of work.