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Author: Christian Robinson
Illustrator: Christian Robinson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, and imprint of Simon & Schuster
Publication year: 2019
Brief Summary: From Simon & Schuster-“In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –This could be used in a literature class, especially evidenced in this article from The Horn Book explaining how this book could be used to show the hero’s journey. Like the other (almost) wordless book, Tuesday, I reviewed, you could also have children make their own story to this book.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –Although this picture book is wordless, I think it conveys more than even if it had text present. There is a lot more going on in this book, from the wonder of imagination, to the diversity of the children present in this “other-world.” I think my favorite illustration is actually of the two cats running into the portal, with our surprised protagonist looking on in wonder.