Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? This nearly wordless picture book starts off with a view that appears abstract until the reader understands the perspective (I don’t want to give it away here!) Simple black and white drawings are done in a naive style which suits the snapshot-like feel of the book. Colorful letters on the title page presage the color on the final page, echoing the satisfying conclusion to the story. The unusual perspective is unexpected both in style and character emphasis.
To whom would you recommend this book? This reminds me of another recent picture book that takes on perspective: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. A unique experience for readers of all ages.
Who should buy this book? Day cares, and elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: January 27, 2017