A grandmotherly woman, depicted mostly in negative space, outwits a persistent blue imp. PW described the Caldecott Honor book as "extraordinary.... [The] illustrations are unparalleled in effects." Ages 4-8.
- illustrations are unparalleled in effects." Ages 4-8.
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Publishers Weekly The award-winning artist has conceived and realized an extraordinary picture book. Bang's illustrations are unparalleled in effects, full-color paintings and collages in which the surrealistic and the representational combine to tell a story without words.
ALA Booklist This wordless picture book depends on eerie art and high drama for holding its scrutinizers, and they will be held. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book has been such a hit for years and it's amazing because there are no words - yet we "read" and re-read it — and see new things each time.Published 2 months ago by Becky T
A wonderful book on many levels.
This is a magical world that is almost hyper-realistic. The drawings are very detailed, and illustrate meaning, not sight. Read more
My daughter's favorite book when she was two years old. Beautifully illustrated, and the wordless pages encourage you to be the story-teller for your child.Published 11 months ago by Out the road reader
I buy this book to give to everybody's little one on their 2nd birthday. My grandchildren loved it so much. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Monk
The illustrations in this book are amazing. My 2 year old is obsessed w/ this book. I can just see her imagination going wild when she flips through the pages and stares into the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Emma Leblanc
It was recommended summer reading for the 2nd grader. Where are the words?Published 12 months ago by Katherine Wlodarski
This book has been loved in my family now through two generations. We've had to replace the original, it was so well worn. Best wordless book we ever read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan
No words, just great pictures, leave the story-telling open to a bit of interpretation and whimsy. A bit of literary tension builds but all ends nicely... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Randy Lopez