Fliess, Sue From Here to There, illustrated by Christiane Engel. PICTURE BOOK. Albert Whitman & Company, 2016. $16.99. Content: G.
Here and There are friends who can never be together, as their names imply. They end up being pen pals until There comes up with an idea for the two to spend time with each other. With some imagination and a little work There becomes Here for a bit and the two enjoy a fun day together.
This book has colorful illustrations and the carnival setting will appeal to young readers. This book depicts the struggles of long-distance friendships. However, the play on words got repetitive and may be difficult for younger readers to grasp.
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Nancy W.