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When Everybody Wore A Hat BSW022

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In 1916, Steig was eight years old. This autobiography describes that year of his life. The somewhat disjointed recollections are recounted in a stream-of-consciousness style and will evoke nostalgia in adults and surprise in children-fire engines pulled by horses, five-cent movies and hot dogs, no TV, a wind-up phonograph. Like elementary school drawings taped to the refrigerator, the childlike, watercolor artwork that accompanies the memories features flattened tables, nostrils on the sides of noses, and a sidewalk extending up into the air. Yet the illustrations' na‹vet‚ belies their underlying sophistication. With a few spare lines, the artist manages to convey body language, facial expression, and gesture. For example, the picture of young Steig clinging to his sister as his parents fight is poignant; the eyes may be simple dots inside ovals, but they convey worlds of information about the children's anxiety. There were upbeat times for the family as well, in spite of the ongoing World War I. Steig reveals his childhood crush, daily activities, and dreams for the future. Ages 4-8.

我们跟着八岁的“史塔克”,回到很久很久以前——那时候,几乎没有电灯、汽车或电话,当然也没有电视。消防车需要用马来拉,小孩要到图书馆找书看。那时候,人们用五分钱可以看一场电影,而且,那时候,大家都戴帽子。

By William Steig, Paperback or Hardcover, Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters, 31-40 pages, 9.25"x8.25"
 
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