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An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
An NYPL Best Book of 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019
A BookPage Best Picture Book of 2019
A Horn Book Fanfare Selection of 2019

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?
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ♭2019.
ISBN: 9781534421677
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm


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DBRL_JessicaS Apr 13, 2021

This wordless picture book follows a young child who chases after their cat through a reciprocal, parallel dimension. The cat enters the parallel dimension because they see the Other Cat steal their toy. The child follows and they explore the in-between space.

JCLSarahZ Dec 12, 2020

Beautifully illustrated wordless picture book.

FPL_KendallN Dec 03, 2020

This book is imaginatively crafted by a master at the top of his game, Christian Robinson. Using surreal imagery within a wordless picture book, the story has no single true interpretation. He allows the reader to use their imagination to fill in the blanks. His simple stylistic technique uses textured collage with lots of white space to create a blank canvas for the reader's imagination. Children are sure to enjoy the creative wiggle room to have fun with the little protagonist dipping in and out of wormholes and travelling through dimensions with her cat.

Sep 17, 2020

What an imaginative way of exploring an alternative universe! This concept is accepted in a child as young as 4 years old. The story begins with a child in bed in what can be imagined as a spaceship. Children make up stories all the time, so a wordless book forms as a template. Fun to "read".

Nov 25, 2019

This playful, imaginative journey into another world is perfect for young readers!
This wordless adventure follows a young girl who wakes up in the middle of the night only to see her cat enter a portal that she later discovers leads to a secret world. This secret world - where copies of ourselves are running around in some other dimension - serves as a great introduction to parallel universes in fiction for young children. In addition to the engaging colourful illustrations, readers also learn how 'perspective' and 'dimensions' impact our perception as they are required to twist and turn the physical book as the story unfolds.

Nov 06, 2019

Named by The New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books for the year.

Nov 01, 2019

Wow, surrealism in a picture book. I guess a lot of picture books could be considered surreal, but this one involves a girl and her cat wandering through different doors to different realities. I think one of the points is that no matter where she is, there are similarities with others.

IndyPL_ShannonO Apr 20, 2019

This picture book is completely wordless and tells its story through bold images. I really enjoyed the collage-like art style. But it was also a pretty different story concept for a picture book - visiting other dimensions. Surreal yet enjoyable. Definitely makes for a good one-on-one storytime.

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