"This is awesome."
"Another gem from McSweeney's McMullens.... I love the idea of a children's book hero with cucumber slices for eyes."
"Wholly original... With imagery and palette as unusual as the format, it's an oddand oddly successfuljourney."
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Accomplishes the loftiest goal a picture book with few words can: It greatly enriches the experience of gathering together as a family."
"Readers can start from either story and find themselves floating through luminous images in this dreamlike adventure. Dramatic and engaging."
The Public Library of Cincinnati
"To reach the arms I grabbed my wing and found the cliff and ran and leapt. . . .
To reach the legs I turned the key and climbed the stairs to the ladder . . ."
from the book
About the Author
Brian McMullen lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. He edits and designs the McSweeney's McMullens children's book series for McSweeney's.
Jason Jägel lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. His work has been exhibited internationally for almost twenty years. This is McMullen and Jägel's first book for children.