|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2013|
At 9:59 on a Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck, and just as she is about to add a silver button to the bird's boot, her little brother Jonathan pushes to his feet, sways, and takes his first step, in this thought-provoking book for readers and listeners up to 6. At the same moment, the children's mom plays a pennywhistle in the kitchen, a man buys fresh bread at the bakery, a baby is born, a soldier says good-bye to his mother, a granddad and granddaughter play with leaves in the park, and a blackbird finds a worm. From an apartment interior to a bird's-eye view of a city pulsing with life, the author of I'm Number One! makes the wider world understandable for kids with his sunny ink and watercolor illustrations.
"[Bob] Graham deftly depicts an array of perspectives in his signature ink-and-watercolor artwork.... The understated sentences gently encapsulate moments that are mundane, melancholy, and joyful, encouraging readers to ponder all that might be happening in the world at any given instant."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)