Happy Monday! I hope you all had a weekend full of great adventures. As we return to the workweek, I thought I would brighten your Monday with a review and a winner.
Congratulations to Vicki! You have won a copy of Black Bird Yellow Sun courtesy of Candlewick Press.
To all the kid lit fan out there, stay tuned later this week (March 23) for an interview with illustrator Will Hillenbrand and a chance to win his new book, I’m a Duck.
And now a book on perspectives…
Look Up! (2018, Holiday House, Picture Book)
From the publisher:
A girl in a wheelchair looks down from her balcony and calls to passersby below: “Look up!”
Dog walkers, a bike rider, a kite flier, and dozens of commuters walk by without taking any notice. Then a boy stops and looks up. He lies on the sidewalk so the girl can see him better. A woman joins him. Soon nine people and one dog are lying down and looking up. The girl looks up at the reader and smiles.
Look Up, written and illustrated by Jung Jin-Ho, was originally published in Korea and now has been published in the United States. At first glance, the story is shockingly simple, with black and white illustrations and sparse text, but readers will find the book offers a new and surprising perspective both in the illustrations and the message it conveys. A thoughtful read that is sure to inspire young artists to attempt drawing from new angles and consider the world a little differently.
Overall, a story of hope and seeing the world from another’s perspective. Highly recommended for readers ages 4 and up.
4 stars to look up and see in the sky
Thank you to Holiday House for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.