Another
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?

Another Details

TitleAnother
Author
ReleaseMar 5th, 2019
PublisherAtheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781534421677
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Cats, Cultural, African American

Another Review

  • Jeimy
    January 1, 1970
    Wordless, fantastic, with just a hint of Escher.
  • Kelli Gleiner
    January 1, 1970
    What 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.
  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    A playful, imaginative, completely charming wordless adventure following a little girl and her cat as they venture into another world.
  • Baby Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.)
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  • Erin Buhr
    January 1, 1970
    Sly, 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.
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  • Sarah Wyatt
    January 1, 1970
    A 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.
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  • Barbra
    January 1, 1970
    Wordless 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.
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  • Great Books
    January 1, 1970
    Follow 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
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    An 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.
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  • Rita
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm...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.
  • Sam
    January 1, 1970
    Like 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.
  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    This 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.
  • Jessica Furtado
    January 1, 1970
    An interesting trip down the rabbit hole. Children will surely discover many interpretations and surprises while visiting this wordless book.
  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    Christian Robinson plays on the picture book format with such joy. I want to give this book a hug.
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Really pretty art with an MC Escher feel, but no words left me wondering what the point was.
  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Playful and imaginative. Requires the reader to pay attention and be open to something different. Some kids may require a little set-up.Charming illustrations.
  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Destined to become a favorite wordless!
  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    A truly daring, mind-bending and imaginative wordless tale of a young girl and her cat.
  • Mary Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    Science fiction in a picture book! This wordless story has a little girl following her cat to an alternate reality.
  • Elisabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Kids who don't miss a thing will feel very successful noticing all the cool things Robinson includes in this book.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    I guess I just didn't get it? I like the illustration style though.
  • Rebecca Honeycutt
    January 1, 1970
    Obviously I was predisposed to adore this book; however, it truly is clever and fun.
  • Christine Stamper
    January 1, 1970
    This 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.
  • Joan Marie
    January 1, 1970
    This 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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