Category: Picture Books

On Goodreads: Outer Suburbia

Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan My rating: 5 of 5 stars In terms of format, Tales from Outer Suburbia is the complete opposite of The Arrival (the first Shaun Tan book I read). Where The Arrival is wordless…

Picturing Books: Whatever

In William Bee’s Whatever, an eager father tries desperately to engage his son, who has no interest in anything. Drawn with simple unsophisticated shapes and colors and told in simple single lines of text, the book works as a whole…

Picturing Books: Quiet

What’s interesting about Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska’s The Quiet Book is its message that it is okay not to say anything when something is wrong. Often books targeted to young readers promote talking about your feelings and explore ways…

Picturing Books: Red Fish

Tae Eun Yoo’s The Little Red Fish is pretty story about a boy’s fantasy adventure in a library. It seemed like quite an ordinary book at first until the near the end where the worded narrative ends and you are…