AGE: 4 up
In this unusual picture book, a magical purple feather takes readers on an imaginative journey. As the feather travels through the pages of the book, it becomes a whisker for a cat, a quill for a porcupine, and a tail for a dog. A real purple feather inserted in the back of the book makes the ending especially surprising and fun. Created out of everyday objects such as pickles, forks, buttons, and ice-cream cones, Piven’s illustrations will amaze readers young and old!
Illustrator: Hanoch Piven
In some portraits, the components take on clever meaning: a porcupine made of nails wants the feather in order to appear “soft and so sweet / I could charm anyone I happened to meet,” an owl composed of computer parts claims the feather as a “fine pen for my ink.”... A doggy needs the feather for a tail; on the next spread a tiger threatens, “That feather will make a fine toothpick to munch / After I’ve eaten that doggy for lunch.” … These animal constructions will keep kids returning again and again, long after the purple feather has been carried away.
Playful... [Enables readers] to follow their [own] feather on a journey that is bound to tickle their curiosity.
|Title|| ||Purple Feather |
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Piven|
|Author's First Name|| ||Hanoch|
|Language(s)|| ||English, Korean, Spanish|
|Genre|| ||children-picture bk|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||Am Oved|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||2000|
|No. Pages|| ||32 pp.|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||Notza Sgula|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
English: (adapted by Rachel Tzvia Back), Boston, MA, Little, Brown, 2002
Spanish: Mexico, Leetra, 2015
Korean: Seoul, Neungyule Education Inc., 2016