The Resource The invisible string, Patrice Karst ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

The invisible string, Patrice Karst ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Label
The invisible string
Title
The invisible string
Statement of responsibility
Patrice Karst ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Liza and Jeremy run to their mother during a scary storm, she comforts them by telling them about the Invisible String, which connects people who love each other no matter where they are and means that they are never alone
Tone
Illustration
Review
A book aimed at easing separation anxiety and reinforcing bonds. Twins Liza and Jeremy awaken during a thunderstorm and go to their mother for comfort. She reassures them that they're safe and says, "You know we're always together, no matter what," when they object to returning to bed. She then explains that when she was a child her mother told her about the titular "Invisible String," encouraging them to envision it as a link between them no matter what. "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String made of love," she tells them, reinforcing this idea as they proceed to imagine various scenarios, fantastic and otherwise, that might cause them to be separated in body. She also affirms that this string can "reach all the way to Uncle Brian in heaven" and that it doesn't go away if she's angry with them or when they have conflicts. As they go to bed, reassured, the children, who present white, imagine their friends and diverse people around the world connected with invisible strings, promoting a vision of global unity and empathy. While the writing often feels labored and needlessly repetitive, Lew-Vriethoff's playful cartoon art enhances and lightens the message-driven text, which was originally published in 2000 with illustrations by Geoff Stevenson. Sentimental but effective. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10750676
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karst, Patrice
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lew-Vriethoff, Joanne
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Separation anxiety in children
  • Loneliness in children
  • Parent and child
Target audience
preschool
Label
The invisible string, Patrice Karst ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Text originally published in 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316486231
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The invisible string, Patrice Karst ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Publication
Note
Text originally published in 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316486231
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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