Anthony and the Girls (Hardcover)

By Ole Könnecke, Nancy Seitz (Translator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374303761, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2006



Anthony has a bucket, a shovel, and a really big car. But the
girls playing in the sandbox don't look. They don't even look
when attention-seeking Anthony does his best trick. Is there
nothing he can do to turn their heads his way?
In dazzlingly deadpan text and art, Ole Konnecke hilariously
demonstrates how easy it is to stumble when trying too hard to
make a splash. After all, as parents know and children will
learn, it's not about what you've got but about how much heart.

About the Author

OLE KONNECKE lives in Hamburg, Germany.


Praise For Anthony and the Girls

"Packs a lot into its pages.  Tongue-in-cheek captions will entertain adults as much as children."  --Starred, Publishers Weekly  "A wry episode in social interaction."  -- Kirkus Reviews "Young playground habitués will appreciate the gently humorous treatment of the important subject of playground dynamics."  --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Winsome."  --Booklist