First grader displays her command of shapes (“chaps”)
by Emma Mebane – 2011 (posthumous)
In first-grade language, “chaps” is pronounced “shapes” – and this is a book about (abot) shapes (chaps). It was written and illustrated by Emma Mebane who, as a first grader, was new to the world of chaps. What Emma lacked in accuracy she made up with spirit – in her bright, bold representation of eight different chaps, including the carkol, the dimind, and the scwar. Enjoy this endearing work of a young, developing artist, and use the coloring space provided for your own special chap creations. A Book Abot Chaps is published posthumously as a tribute to Emma following her death in 2011 at the age of 19.
The original A Book Abot Chaps dates to 1998, completed when Emma (age 6) was in Miss Konig’s first-grade class in Geneva, Illinois. The astute reader will quickly see in A Book Abot Chaps that Emma evidenced distinctive artistic skills at an early age.
The things that are “wrong” in A Book Abot Chaps are exactly the things that make it so right.
Net proceeds from the sale of A Book Abot Chaps are used by the nonprofit Starshine Galaxy Foundation NFP to underwrite a variety of efforts, all in tribute to children who have passed away and in support of their bereaved families.
- A beautiful and simple reminder to look at the world like a child. This book makes me (and my kids) smile every time we read it. – Robert W. Shaw
- Thanks, Emma, for the gift of you. We need to sprinkle some Emma sunshine across the land! – Susan Wassel
- It was a great read cover to cover. What a wonderful way to celebrate Emma’s life! – Michael & Michelle Gaines
- A Book Abot Chaps makes you reflect on the wonder of discovery and laugh a bit more. – Kathryn Manning
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Paperback – 5½” x 8½” – 20 pages – 1 photo (color) – 8 original illustrations (color)
©2011 / ISBN 978‐0‐615-52092-6
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