Now One Foot, Now the Other

Now One Foot, Now the Other

by Tomie dePaola

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Overview

This touching story about a young boy coping with his grandfather's disability has long been one of Tomie dePaola's most popular picture books. Now, for the first time, it is available in a larger format, full-color edition—perfect for family sharing. Readers of all ages will love to watch Grandpa Bob teach Bobby to walk, and how Bobby returns the favor when Bob has a stroke, all in beautifully rich full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142401040
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 167,096
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Hometown:

Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Now One Foot, Now the Other 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
susan sensinger More than 1 year ago
Don't bother, it's not even his book. I'm going to delete from my collection immediately.
Gidgitte Dougherty More than 1 year ago
This is not a Tomie DePaola book I clicked it before reading the reviews. Bad choice. This is a scanned book of something else.
debbDB More than 1 year ago
I am so upset. This is NOT Tomie dePaola's book! What a rip off. This is a scanned document of something very different. Very, VERY, disappointed.
Ella Smith More than 1 year ago
free is too much for this book. if i could give this a zero star review, i would.!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
He was born. His grandfathers name is Bob. Bob named the baby bobby. He taught him to waik one foot now the other. I like it a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the story because of when the grandfather got better. First Bobby was born. They built with the blocks.Then Bob sneezed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summary. Bobby was born. He was named after Bob his grandfather. Then Bob gets very sick. Will Bob ever get better? Opininon. Yes I think it's good. Why? I liked it because it was like my grandpa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was funny but it was also sad. It was a good book. I also read the Art Lesson and it was really funny.
claire.cavell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shows a relationship between a grandfather and grandson both helping each other grow.
stgayde on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Now One Foot, Now the Other is sure to make you both smile and cry. It is a heartwarming story of a young boy and his grandfather. The two are incredibly close and it is the grandfather who teaches the young baby boy to walk. "Now one foot, now the other." After a few years pass, the grandfather suffers from a stroke leaving his memories shaken, his mouth unable to form words and his legs unable to walk. The young boy wont have any of it and works with his grandfather teaching him to walk once again. "Now one foot, now the other."
jenvid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story on how Bobby handles his grandfather's illness. His grandfather is his best friend, and he stands with him in the good and bad times. I loved this sweet story, and it allows students to connect to this book if they experienced an illness in the family. I can read this book to my students during Reading or story time. I would then have an open discussion on how they felt about the story, and if they went through anything similar that Bobby did.
szanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A simple, but eloquent book that helps children understand the feelings of confusion and fear when a grandparent has a stroke. It also shows how the relationship helps both the grandchild and grandparent at different times in their lives. Excellent reading for family dynamics.
kristilunde on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bobby helps his grandfather with things his grandfather once helped him with.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I kind of like it. Then it started to get lower and I called it poor. Grandpa had a stroke. He is really cool. He sneezes when he sees the elephant block.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First Bobby was born. He was named after his grandpa Bob. Thay built blocks together. Bob had a stroke. He was very sick. He couldn't move at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was named after his grandpa Bob.Bob teaches him how to walk.But then,Bob gets a stroke.Will Bob ever get better?I don't know.Find out in the story!It's okay but not very interresting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby was born.He was named after his best friend his grandfather Bob.His granfather said to everyone Bobby will be three years old before he can say grandfather. They play blocks together and they made a tall tower. When ever they put the. Elephant block on, Bob sneezes. On Bobbys fifth birthday, Bob took him to see firework.When Bobby came home his Mom and Dad told Bobby that Bob had a stroke and he was in the hospital.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bobby's first word was Bob. Then Bob had a stroke.Will he learn how to walk again?