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published: Jan 2009
ISBN:9780887768859
publisher: Tundra

Same Same

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter

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list price: $17.99
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
published: Jan 2009
ISBN:9780887768859
publisher: Tundra
Description

Forget about differences! Here’s a wonderful new concept book to explore and enjoy!

Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter team up again to deliver a delightfully simple book. Jocelyn’s marvelous concept — finding common characteristics in different creatures and objects — coupled with Slaughter’s masterful paper cuts makes Same Same a clever introduction to similarities, as well as a preface to modern art.

The duo’s previous titles have received numerous awards worldwide; from Japan to Denmark, from France to Mexico. Fashioned in the traditional and stunning style of the pair’s past books, Same Same is a wonderful addition to their already impressive library.

Contributor Notes

Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the first TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She has created nine picture books, four original board books, written seven novels, one work of nonfiction for older readers, and edited two collections of short stories.

Tom Slaughter was born in New York City in 1955. He is an artist whose work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada. His prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent children’s book is Eats. Tom lives and works in New York City.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to 17
Editorial Review

“… a book like this is an essential part of the very young child’s library.”
— Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“Aside from the sheer energy and stylishness of art and design it displays, Same Same nudges kids to enjoy visual qualities in the world around them…. There's something energizing about the very vibrancy of both colour and concept here.”
The Toronto Star

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Same Same

Same Same is the reworked version of Marthe Jocelyn’s hardcover book (published in 2009) which allows children to explore common characteristics in different creatures and objects. The board book is shorter in length and smaller in its dimensions, perfect for those little hands of younger readers. Its sturdier construction also allows younger readers, whose finger dexterity is not sufficiently developed, to more easily turn pages. The seven pairs of facing pages each contain a linking component to the next set of illustrations — one of the three items reappears on the next page. Because the book has been shortened, the illustrations have been modified to ensure this link occurs from grouping to grouping.

Teamed with Tom Slaughter’s cut-paper artwork, this book makes a wonderful introduction to modern art and, as a concept book, it encourages children to enjoy the similarities in the world around them. As a mom and former teacher, I love this type of book because you can encourage children to find or think of other things that make music or fly, that are striped or red; children can draw them or paint them, find them in magazines or other books or act them out. Hours of fun can be had with this one simple book as a starting point.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Spring 2011. Volume 34 No. 2.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

Same Same

This duo team up again to deliver a delightfully simple book. Marthe Jocelyn’s marvellous concept — finding common characteristics in different creatures and objects — coupled with Tom Slaughter’s precise paper cuts makes this book a clever introduction to similarities, as well as a preface to modern art. Originally published in hardcover in 2009 by Tundra Books (Best Books for Kids & Teens 2010).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

Athletes Same Same

This duo join forces once more to deliver a simple delight of a book. Jocelyn’s wonderful concept — finding common characteristics in different creatures and objects — partnered with Slaughter’s masterful cut-paper illustrations make this book a clever introduction to similarities, as well as a preface to modern art.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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