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Tallyho, Pinkerton! (Picture Puffins) [Paperback]

By Steven Kellogg (Author)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.3" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 2002
Publisher   Puffin
ISBN  0142300101  
EAN  9780142300107  
UPC  051488006992  


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Item Description...
Pinkerton's young owner has to identify different birds and mammals for homework. So, she and her mother set off for the woods with Pinkerton and Rose. There they run into a group from the Hunting Academy, out in search of the noble fox. The craziness begins when the hunters mistake Rose for a fox, and charge after her. And where is Pinkerton? He is making friends with a red bird while drifting overhead in a hot air balloon.

"Pinkerton's return can be welcomed with brio . . . filled with the kind of humor that allows tots to chuckle with glee and older picture book readers to guffaw through the antics . . . Bravo, Kellogg!" (Booklist, starred review)



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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! I have loved picture books ever since I was a child. The illustrations of Beatrix Potter and N. C. Wyeth were early favorites, and I always found any kind of animal story irresistible. I was an enthusiastic young artist as well, and I formulated pre-school plans to make drawing the center of my lifetime career. I used to dream up stories and illustrate them for my younger sisters, Patti and Martha. We called the activity: "Telling Stories on Paper." When it took place, I would sit between them with a stack of paper on my lap and a pencil in my hand, rattling off tales and scribbling illustrations to accompany them, and passing the pictures first to one of the girls and then to the other. I enjoyed these storytelling sessions enormously and I usually persevered until my sisters were too restless to sit there any longer, or until they were buried under pieces ofpaper.

I scribbled my way through elementary, junior- and senior-high school, and afterward I attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where I majored in illustration, and where I was particularly intrigued by the few projects we were given that related to the creation of picture books. I wasfortunate enough to win a fellowship that made possible a senior year of work and study in Florence, Italy. It was an exciting and fulfilling period for me, and I find that I draw constantly on the experience and images that I stored during my time there.

Upon my return to the United States I did some graduate work and teaching at American University, and at the same time I began submitting picture book ideas to various publishers. Itwas an exciting moment when the first acceptances came in, and I realized that I would be able to "tell stories on paper" full-time and to a much larger audience. I loved the challenge of putting the first books together, guiding them through the various stages of the publishing process, and thenwatching them disperse into the lives of their readers. And now, twenty-five years and almost ninety books later, I still find every aspect of my involvement just as absorbing andenjoyable.

During the time that I've been working on the picture books, I've lived in an old farmhouse in the hills of Connecticut which I've shared with my wife, Helen, and where I've raised six stepchildren, to whom most of my books are dedicated. Also in residence have been numerous dogs and cats, including a beloved harlequin Great Dane named Pinkerton, whose stubborn inadaptability during puppyhood inspired the book Pinkerton, Behave! The heroine of the sequel, ARose for Pinkerton, was our senior cat, Secondhand Rose, an independent old grouch who was born a wild thing in the Catskill Mountains, and who devoted her long life to harassing everyone in the world, including Pinkerton.

The ideas for the other books come from lots of different sources, but most of them have their roots in feelings and images that I retain from my own childhood. I try to blend illustrations and the words so that each book is a feast for the eye and ear. I want the time that the reader shares with me and my work to be an enjoyable experience -- one that will encourage a lifetimeassociation with pictures, words, and books.

Steven Kellogg talks about the art of the picturebookThe picture book is an art form that is designed specifically for children, but I feel that it can be appreciated and enjoyed by all ages. For centuries a distinguished tradition of illustrated books and manuscripts has existed of which the picture book is a part. It is a synthesis of literature and the visual arts, and the relationship of the written word and the picture is its essence.I am fascinated by the ways in which the picture book can borrow and combine diverse elements from other art forms to achieve startling and moving effects.

The turning page, for example, gives the illustrator the chance to utilize the elements of surprise to advance the movement of the story, and to deepen the involvement of the viewer in much the same way that the theatrical director uses the revolving stages or the rising curtain between thescenes and acts of a play.

An awareness of movement is extremely important in the conception of a picture book. My favorite illustrators delineate their characters so that animation is implied. The individual spreads are designed so that they crackle with graphic vitality. The characters seem to speak, cavort, andleap from the page so energetically that their life and movement are totally convincing. The moving qualities of each picture are heightened by the placement of the turning pages within the unfolding narrative and by the conception of the book as a whole. It is here that one sees the relationship between the arts of picture book design and filmmaking, as both of them deal with thephenomenon of "moving pictures."

No one will deny that language can be musical, and certainly visual images can suggest different forms of music by the feelings that they convey. The musical qualities of the pictures and the words can be orchestrated by the artist as he moves them across the pages of the book. Rhythms and harmonies can be established on some spreads, and atonal effects or dissonances can be introduced on others.

There are limitless possibilities available to the artist, who sets up relationships and tensionsbetween the illustrations and the text, allowing magical discoveries and subtle revelations to emerge in the areas between. When this happens, there is an uncanny fusion of all the elements, and the dynamic new expression that is created introduces young readers to the world of art.



Steven Kellogg currently resides in Sandy Hook, in the state of Connecticut. Steven Kellogg was born in 1941.

Steven Kellogg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Puffin Books
  2. Pinkerton


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Pinkerton takes a WILD hunting trip!  Oct 19, 1999
This book is about Steven Kellogg's dog, Pinkerton, who goes on a picnic which turns into a strange hunting trip. The illustrations are terrific and help to make the story come alive. This is one of the best of the Pinkerton books.Trust me, I have read the books!!! If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, you will really like this book.
 
Tally Ho Pinkerton is terrific!!  Dec 6, 1997
My family first learned of "Pinkerton the big, clumsy Great Dane dog", while standing in line to sign up on a waiting list for another children's book title by Mr. Kellogg at our public library...we were enthusiastically informed by the younger folks in line that "Pinkerton rules!" So we put our names in for the same book also. We eventually loved reading it together so much, that we bought the hard cover copy for our home. Now that we have our first grandchild, we can start another generation on "Pinkerton Mania"!! Of all the Pinkerton books, and we love them all...this one is our favorite!
 

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