In-Between Things by Priscilla Tey

 In-Between Things by Priscilla Tey, Candlewick, 2018. 9780763689834

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? A brown dog and a black cat lead the reader in discovering the many ways to see what’s in between, all around us. Mixed media illustrations in luminous colors delight in their whimsy and movement. Relaxed rhyming text complements the art by guiding the reader to find the things that are between other things. The adorable dog and cat take the lead – are they friends? Sometimes it’s hard to tell – maybe their relationship is in between.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Occasionally the rhyming is a little off to my ear, but the book is so strong it hardly matters.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Suggest this to teachers beginning a unit on prepositions. It will also serve as a delightful read aloud for younger ones.

Who should buy this book? Day cares, 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 – I think the author just may be a great new talent to watch for.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: May 25, 2018

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