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Hand Book

Illustrated by Jeff Newman

Starting with the clap of a baby’s chubby new hands, significant life moments are poignantly depicted with tender illustrations and sparse text in this masterful work from Jeff Newman. Hands wave good-bye as the first trip on the school bus is made; hands toss a cap in the air at college graduation. Shaking hands with someone new marks the start of a career, and, perhaps the most important gesture of all, finding the hand to hold forever ultimately begins the cycle anew. With no more than a few words on each spread and thick black line illustrations with spots of vibrant color, Hand Book is a beautiful testament to the journey of life and makes an ideal gift or keepsake.

Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, and attended The Art Institute of Boston. His picture books include Hippo! NoRhinoThe BoysHand Book; The Greedy Worm; and Found. He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, and attended The Art Institute of Boston. His picture books include Hippo! NoRhinoThe BoysHand Book; The Greedy Worm; and Found. He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Newman’s two-word sentences, woven with his spontaneous, expressive drawings, lead to affecting phrasing that’s poignant and stirring.... A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers.”-- Kirkus, STARRED Review

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