Monday, October 17, 2016

Look Up! by Jung Jin-Ho -- ADVISABLE

Jin-Ho, Jung Look Up! PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2016. $16.95.

From high above the city, a wheel-chair-bound girl looks down on a busy street. She longs for passers-by to look up, to notice her, but they do not -- until the magical moment when she finally earns someone's attention.

This book has few words or colors, but the illustrations are expressive and tell a fully story in themselves. The joyful ending is likely to make many readers smile. This would make a wonderful accompaniment to a lesson on inclusion, on varying perspectives/points of view, or on looking around and being mindful while walking instead of staring at a screen. What other things could people notice if they simply paid enough attention?

EL -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Sydney G, Teacher/Librarian

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