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The Resource Pine & Boof : blast off!, Ross Burach

Pine & Boof : blast off!, Ross Burach

Label
Pine & Boof : blast off!
Title
Pine & Boof
Title remainder
blast off!
Statement of responsibility
Ross Burach
Title variation
  • Pine and Boof
  • Blast off!
Title variation remainder
blast off!
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When an egg from outer space falls on Boof's head, he and his best friend Pine must travel to outer space to return the space egg to its space nest
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Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Burach follows up Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf (2017) with this romp into outer space—at least, in characters' imaginations. The action starts with an Oof, as a purple, speckled egg hits Boof (a bear) on the head while he's collecting rocks in the forest. Pine (a porcupine) concludes that this egg is from outer space and that they must return it to its rightful space nest. From this erroneous conclusion (Pine and Boof walk under a bird’s nest with one egg obviously missing), a lot of comedy ensues. The buddies build a spaceship from found objects in the forest, starting with a hollowed-out log for the cabin. They blast off—backward—down a hill and into a dark cave, which, of course, they conclude is outer space. The climax (a space monster—i.e., the mother bird—enters the cave) and resolution (the egg is returned to nest) are funny and fitting. The illustrations, done with pencil and acrylic paints colored digitally, give a woodsy, woodcut feel to the action. -- Connie Fletcher (Reviewed 2/7/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 11)
  • PreS-Gr 2—Another fun adventure from this humorous duo. It begins as a normal day for Pine the porcupine and Boof the bear. The two buddies are out collecting rocks when Boof is bonked on the head with an egg from outer space. Pine knows that they need to do the right thing. Somehow they must to return the egg to its nest in space. It will not be an easy task. The pair will need a sweet rocket that will take them into the great beyond. An old log will make a fine cabin for the rocket and bean cans are excellent boosters. Space training is also essential. They need to be able to handle g-force launch speed and nourishment is imperative, so the friends must bring plenty of sandwiches. They are finally ready for blastoff. Pine may be the "brains" of the team but Boof adds entertainment. He does a lot of hard thinking and even more eating. The pencil illustrations have enough detail to make the characters and scenarios captivating to young eyes. The limited palette works well. The dark background creates the illusion of the friends being on a faraway planet. It also allows readers to focus their attention on the main characters. While the pair create their mode of transportation and believe they have arrived on a distant planet, young readers will enjoy seeing what is actually happening. VERDICT An enchanting book about fun, friendship, and imagination; purchase where the buddies are popular.—Barbara Spiri, Southborough Library, MA --Barbara Spiri (Reviewed 11/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 11, p55)
  • /* Starred Review */ The irrepressible porcupine-and-bear duo is back, this time on a rescue mission to space. Out collecting rocks one day, Pine the porcupine and Boof the bear are surprised when an egg from outer space (identified by its shape, color, and markings by an excited Pine) drops on Boof's head. What to do? Well, they need to return it to space, of course. So, it's off to build a rocket. Burach's pencil, acrylic, and digital illustrations are a true delight, extending the story and upping the humor with careful, whimsical details. Readers will love feeling as though they know more than the two friends, who declare it fell from "a million light-years away" while standing under a birds' nest with two eggs, an additional one clearly missing. And the rocket Pine constructs is one readers could copy, although caregivers might not want them to eat quite so many beans ("Rocket boosters!"). Once Pine tests Boof's ability to handle the rigors of space travel, they are off. The ending is pure Pine and Boof and wonderfully satisfying for all (even mama bird and baby). The final page shows Boof's paws writing captions to pictures in his scrapbook about sharing their adventure with their friends—perhaps readers will be inspired to track their own journeys. As Boof writes, "Adventure on!" (and soon, please). (Picture book. 3-8) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739303
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burach, Ross
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
3+ years old
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pine and Boof books
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Bears
  • Porcupines
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Eggs
Target audience
preschool
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
blast off!
Label
Pine & Boof : blast off!, Ross Burach
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
000064843764
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062418524
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2018192840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078939102
Label
Pine & Boof : blast off!, Ross Burach
Publication
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
Control code
000064843764
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062418524
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2018192840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078939102

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