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{"id":320594804746,"title":"From Father to Father","handle":"from-father-to-father","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/emilie-vast\"\u003eÉmilie Vast\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFrom generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a father traces his child's ancestry.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLooking back at Baby's lineage, Father describes how long, long, long, long ago, the father of the father of the father of his dad welcomed to the family the father of the father of his dad. And so it goes, tracing Baby's ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. 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She lives and works in Reims, in the north of France.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStylish matryoshka nesting dolls describe the concept of generations.It's a lovely conceit. Nesting dolls fit together much as an intergenerational family does. \"My father's father's father's father's dad saw the birth of… \/ my father's great-great-grandfather,\" and the text continues to follow the lineage to the parent addressing his \"very own child.\" Companion title From Mother to Mother focuses on matrilineal heritage. Set on a tall, narrow trim, successive nesting dolls become smaller as the book progresses, until it reaches the last page's diminutive child figurine. Black-outlined bodies on clean white backgrounds are accented by a single vivid color. Patterns on the figures are intricate, with crisply lined flora and fauna twisting around each other to create symmetrical, balanced compositions. The blue father doll features elegant, solid-colored lilies, blueberries, and a dragonfly, each with the barest amount of detailing. Sections of colored text match the accent color from the previous page, creating a further tie across generations. It's all pleasingly harmonious. But as a read-aloud, it founders with its many recitations of family history, and it's unlikely the intended audience will grasp such an abstract concept. It isn't clear from the identical faces that these are descendants, and only a tiny missing moustache demarcates the ultimate child. While this will be a wildly appealing baby-shower gift, it's as a color concept book that the pieces really come together.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVermont Country Sampler\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFather couldn’t be father if weren’t for his father and fathers before him. In this wonderful little book, from Father to Father, a father tells his son about his family of fathers from his great-great-grandfather to his own birth. This long line of fathers is celebrated each with their own nesting doll drawing decorated in bright colors, embellishments, plants and animals in the style of a matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll. The final nesting doll drawing is of the little boy who someday may be a father, too. The book was first published in French as \u003ci\u003eDe Papa en Papa\u003c\/i\u003e. 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She lives and works in Reims, in the north of France.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStylish matryoshka nesting dolls describe the concept of generations.It's a lovely conceit. Nesting dolls fit together much as an intergenerational family does. \"My father's father's father's father's dad saw the birth of… \/ my father's great-great-grandfather,\" and the text continues to follow the lineage to the parent addressing his \"very own child.\" Companion title From Mother to Mother focuses on matrilineal heritage. Set on a tall, narrow trim, successive nesting dolls become smaller as the book progresses, until it reaches the last page's diminutive child figurine. Black-outlined bodies on clean white backgrounds are accented by a single vivid color. Patterns on the figures are intricate, with crisply lined flora and fauna twisting around each other to create symmetrical, balanced compositions. The blue father doll features elegant, solid-colored lilies, blueberries, and a dragonfly, each with the barest amount of detailing. Sections of colored text match the accent color from the previous page, creating a further tie across generations. It's all pleasingly harmonious. But as a read-aloud, it founders with its many recitations of family history, and it's unlikely the intended audience will grasp such an abstract concept. It isn't clear from the identical faces that these are descendants, and only a tiny missing moustache demarcates the ultimate child. 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Vast also has authored a similar book celebrating the line of mothers entitled from \u003ci\u003eMother to Mother\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/From-Father-to-Father-cvr.jpg?9512302682665100903\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/From-Father-to-Father-hires.zip?1282884907497512876\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBoard\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-814-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-665-0 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-63289-666-7 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 14\u003cbr\u003e5\u003csup\u003e7\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e8\u003c\/sub\u003e x 8\u003csup\u003e7\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e16\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

From Father to Father

By: Émilie Vast

From generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a father traces his child's ancestry.

Looking back at Baby's lineage, Father describes how long, long, long, long ago, the father of the father of the father of his dad welcomed to the family the father of the father of his dad. And so it goes, tracing Baby's ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items.

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Émilie Vast

Author/illustrator Émilie Vast is inspired by the graphic art of the past and her love of nature and tells stories in poetic and stylized illustrations. She lives and works in Reims, in the north of France.

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Kirkus Reviews

Stylish matryoshka nesting dolls describe the concept of generations.It's a lovely conceit. Nesting dolls fit together much as an intergenerational family does. "My father's father's father's father's dad saw the birth of… / my father's great-great-grandfather," and the text continues to follow the lineage to the parent addressing his "very own child." Companion title From Mother to Mother focuses on matrilineal heritage. Set on a tall, narrow trim, successive nesting dolls become smaller as the book progresses, until it reaches the last page's diminutive child figurine. Black-outlined bodies on clean white backgrounds are accented by a single vivid color. Patterns on the figures are intricate, with crisply lined flora and fauna twisting around each other to create symmetrical, balanced compositions. The blue father doll features elegant, solid-colored lilies, blueberries, and a dragonfly, each with the barest amount of detailing. Sections of colored text match the accent color from the previous page, creating a further tie across generations. It's all pleasingly harmonious. But as a read-aloud, it founders with its many recitations of family history, and it's unlikely the intended audience will grasp such an abstract concept. It isn't clear from the identical faces that these are descendants, and only a tiny missing moustache demarcates the ultimate child. While this will be a wildly appealing baby-shower gift, it's as a color concept book that the pieces really come together.

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Father couldn’t be father if weren’t for his father and fathers before him. In this wonderful little book, from Father to Father, a father tells his son about his family of fathers from his great-great-grandfather to his own birth. This long line of fathers is celebrated each with their own nesting doll drawing decorated in bright colors, embellishments, plants and animals in the style of a matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll. The final nesting doll drawing is of the little boy who someday may be a father, too. The book was first published in French as De Papa en Papa. Vast also has authored a similar book celebrating the line of mothers entitled from Mother to Mother.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-814-0

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Ages: 0-3
Page count: 14
57/8 x 87/16