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.What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you?What might you do?
- January 1, 1970JeimyWordless, fantastic, with just a hint of Escher.
- January 1, 1970Kelli GleinerWhat a wonderful fantasy world he’s created! This wordless book will enthrall children who love to look for details and would be a great lap book for children and adults to intensely study together.
- January 1, 1970Edward SullivanA playful, imaginative, completely charming wordless adventure following a little girl and her cat as they venture into another world.
- January 1, 1970Baby BookwormHello, friends! Our book today is Another by Christian Robinson, a wordless picture book that embraces the strange in the search for adventure.In the dark of night, a portal opens up into a little girl’s bedroom, and a small black cat – identical to her own but for a different-colored collar – pops in. When the feline swipes a toy, the girl and the cat decide to follow it into the portal, which opens into a crazy negative space with very few rules. Up is down, left is right, and the world is a s Hello, friends! Our book today is Another by Christian Robinson, a wordless picture book that embraces the strange in the search for adventure.In the dark of night, a portal opens up into a little girl’s bedroom, and a small black cat – identical to her own but for a different-colored collar – pops in. When the feline swipes a toy, the girl and the cat decide to follow it into the portal, which opens into a crazy negative space with very few rules. Up is down, left is right, and the world is a strange and wonderful collection of more portals, more kids, and more doppelgängers. Adventuring through this topsy-turvy world, the girl finds her own double, who kindly returns the toy. Then girl and cat head home for a good night’s rest… or did they?Delightfully bizarre. I love a picture book that challenges its young readers, and this one definitely inspires some creative thinking. Robinson does a great job of telling a purely visual story, playing with orientation and direction in a way that allows readers to physically become part of the story through turning the book and re-examining the art from another perspective. Even with such a strange premise, the bright colors and equally bright smile on the girl’s face clues the reader in that there’s no danger in the alternate dimension, even with a tantalizingly ambiguous ending. This one works well for all ages – younger kids will have fun with Robinson’s classic and colorful papercut-style-art, and older kids will enjoy the unique premise and the curiosity it inspires. The length is fine for everyone, and JJ loved it. A little dark, a little light, a little fun, and a little weird: a wonderfully entertaining combination. Baby Bookworm approved!(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by a representative of the author in exchange for an honest review.)more
- January 1, 1970Erin BuhrSly, playful, creative. Carefully crafted, this wordless book makes you wonder and begs you to turn the page as you follow a little girl and her cat. Full of imagination and adventure and just a touch of humor. This is unlike anything you've read before and is so much fun. Written and illustrated by the talented illustrator of award winning GASTON AND ANTOINETTE and LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET - this is a first author-illustrator work by Christian Robinson and hopefully not his last.more
- January 1, 1970Sarah WyattA wordless picture book about a girl and her cat going through a portal to another world/dimension/dream. There are a lot of opportunities to discuss ideas like how things could be different, how different people have different lives/perspectives. I would recommend for older preschool or school age. Would not recommend for a group storytime.more
- January 1, 1970BarbraWordless picture books can always be interpreted in many ways. As we follow a young girl and her cat into another world, readers will question what they are seeing, and open their imagination about what if there was another you. Every child will tell and see a different story. A fun book to explore with young and older readers.more
- January 1, 1970Great BooksFollow the wordless journey of a young girl and her cat into another world. The brightly colorful imaginative illustrations are filled with multicultural children playing together that will take one on a wonderful adventure.Reviewer 5
- January 1, 1970KellyAn absolute wow. Reminds me a lot of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, the way that the animals see things first, with the eyes as the nonverbal communication. But this book is so unique! I love when the girl goes down the red sheet and goes upside down into the next hole. Definite Caldecott contender.more
- January 1, 1970RitaHmmm...what would I do if I saw myself in another world and saw another me? mwa ha ha.I would definitely have a dog. Christian Robinson, you are a fabulous and talented illustrator and storyteller.
- January 1, 1970SamLike a wordless Alice in Wonderland. Small child and cat wanders into a non-scary upside down world where there's a mirror twin of her cat (and her!)Lovely cut paper illustration. Would love to hear a kid tell this wordless story.
- January 1, 1970ErinThis book without words explores what it might be like if children met themselves from a different dimension. It's quite clever. Good for preschool and older kid storytimes.
- January 1, 1970Jessica FurtadoAn interesting trip down the rabbit hole. Children will surely discover many interpretations and surprises while visiting this wordless book.
- January 1, 1970CaitlinChristian Robinson plays on the picture book format with such joy. I want to give this book a hug.
- January 1, 1970JenniferReally pretty art with an MC Escher feel, but no words left me wondering what the point was.
- January 1, 1970LynnPlayful and imaginative. Requires the reader to pay attention and be open to something different. Some kids may require a little set-up.Charming illustrations.
- January 1, 1970LindaDestined to become a favorite wordless!
- January 1, 1970KCA truly daring, mind-bending and imaginative wordless tale of a young girl and her cat.
- January 1, 1970Mary LibrarianScience fiction in a picture book! This wordless story has a little girl following her cat to an alternate reality.
- January 1, 1970ElisabethKids who don't miss a thing will feel very successful noticing all the cool things Robinson includes in this book.
- January 1, 1970BeckyI guess I just didn't get it? I like the illustration style though.
- January 1, 1970Rebecca HoneycuttObviously I was predisposed to adore this book; however, it truly is clever and fun.
- January 1, 1970Christine StamperThis wordless picturebook has everything you need in a wonderful story: adventure, exploration, new places, and a sassy cat who gets her way! I laughed so hard at this book's clever conclusion.
- January 1, 1970Joan MarieThis one's a big question for me. The storyline is confusing. It appears to be saying something about dreamland, but stilll... I was hoping for something more.
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