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Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham

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"Beautifully rendered and told, the book brings to life the work of a gifted 20th-century artist whose creative vision will always be in vogue." Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Little Bee Books
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Jill Meyer
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bill Cunningham died in 2016, at the age of 87. He was a society photographer who was much more interested in the clothing his subjects wore than in the subjects themselves. He was famous for traveling around New York City on a bicycle - year round - and went through 30 or so bikes during his years as a roving photographer. And he was known as a New York Times treasure as his pictures and text highlighted the best of city fashion.

"Polka Dot Parade", text by Deborah Blumenthal and art by Masha D'
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Joan Marie
This fun biography opens with these lines: "'He who seeks beauty will find it," Bill said. And he did." The author and illustrator do a wonderful job sharing Bill's talent for finding beauty and capturing it with the camera. A real inspiration for aspiring photographers, both young and old. Love it!
Castle Spooktacular
An amazing look at one of the most influence people in fashion history! Thanks for sharing Constance :)
Robin
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A really cool picture book about an interesting man from the fashion scene.
Kathryn
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I loved the pictures! Gorgeous.
Desiree Sotomayor
Liked the real life quotes that were integrated throughout the book. I didn't really know anything about Bill Cunningham or his life before this book either!
Karyn
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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As a great admirer of Bill's work I was thrilled to see this book. The illustrations are beautiful and gives a beautiful idea of what Bill's life was like.
Jennifer
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun and fanciful illustrations. Good biographical info--not in a childish, poetic style. Inspiring.
Kelly
Interesting enough story of Cunningham. But I don't see the appeal for children.
Bethany
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Visually striking.
Suzi
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful watercolors. Inspirational. Great text about Bill Cunningham and the New York City fashion world he photographed. A book to buy, keep, and savor.
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Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appear ...more