Search
Pin It
Favorite

Vermont Cartoonist Harry Bliss Has a New Book for Kids 

click to enlarge kidsbeat2-1-01448736d62404e7.jpg

A clever new picture book by Burlington author and illustrator Harry Bliss gives kids and parents both reason to smile. With colorful, graphic illustrations and just a few words, Grace for Gus chronicles the adventures of New York City second grader Grace. The tale begins in a classroom of Midtown Elementary, when Grace's teacher asks students to contribute to the Gus Buddy Fund to purchase a friend for the class guinea pig. Grace, touched by the little mammal's sweetness, embarks on a lively nighttime journey through the streets of Manhattan, busking with her violin in the 14th Street subway station, drawing caricatures on the outskirts of Central Park and showing off her acrobatic moves on the pole of a subway car. Funny details, like a restaurant sign that translates to "Too Expensive French Cuisine" and cameos by notable figures including Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Spike Lee, make for an engaging reading experience. And hearts will be warmed when a triumphant Grace surprises her class with a pile of cash for the Buddy Fund — the fruits of her very adventurous labor.

Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss. Published by HarperCollins. $17.99. February 6 release date. Bliss will be at Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne in February. Visit flyingpigbooks.com for details.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

More by Alison Novak

camps central

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Creative Arts & Music Program

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Creative Arts & Music Program

Johnson, VT

GMYS offers a 7-day, intensive residential musical experience for intermediate and advanced student musicians. This year GMYS C.A.M.P. will meet August 5-11, 2018 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. Participants work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes and orchestra rehearsals. There is also plenty of time to…(more)

other camps » learn more »