by Christian Robinson


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534421677
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 63,848
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California, in 1986. He grew up in a small one bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He studied animation at The California Institute of the Arts and would later work with the Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. His books include Gaston and Antoinette, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, which was awarded the Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and the Newbery Medal. He presently lives in Northern California with his rescue greyhound Baldwin and several houseplants. He looks forward to one day seeing the Aurora Borealis. Visit him online at

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Another 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
With whimsical and colorful illustrations, this book leads through a flip-flop of perspective. The best part of this book is the illustrations, but considering there are no words, that isn't surprising. The artwork is simple yet hits every moment spot on and allows young listeners to dive into the world. The moments and things depicted are ones which most young listeners can easily identify with and connect to. It's fun to get lost in the scenes and try to discover what they mean. The little girl is super cute, and it's hard not to love her cat. Without reading the blurb or description to this book, it can be confusing and appears to be a strange journey or dream of a young girl. She steps through portals with her cat to find things backwards or flip-flopped or simply other children doing things. And yet, all of this happens at a rather slow and purposefully laid out step-by-step. And this is where it is very important to know what the author wants before reading. Through the portrayal of stepping into another perspective and viewing things at other angles—in this case, often upside down—the listeners are given time to contemplate and recognize what it might mean. But this can't as easily be done without the 'reader' gently leading the listeners into the discovery. Still, it does invite kids to consider and dream and wonder. This is a lovely book to flip through and get lost in thought. It's not a direct narrative but beautifully done. Young readers will enjoy discovering this journey and each take something different away from it. I received a complimentary copy. While the illustrations are a definite 5 stars, the story hits more of a 3. So I'm averaging it out to a 4 star review.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This is a wordless book that I liked yet I felt that it was missing something. The illustrations were wonderfully done with bright, bold colors and simple lines. It was the storylines that went through my head, as I flipped through the pages, that confused me. I went over this children’s book numerous times, looking at it a variety of ways and still, I’m puzzled. As a girl slept in her bed with her cat (with a red collar) looking out her window, a bright porthole opened up in her room. Soon, another cat identical to the one lying on the bed (this one had a blue collar on) popped through the porthole and snatched the red toy mouse that was lying on the bedroom floor. Crawling back through the porthole, the cat carries the mouse, who is now followed by the first cat and the girl, who has awakened and seems curious to what is happening. It seems that they have entered another world as gravity for one, is not the same. There are other differences but what I like is that this world is not too busy, the pages aren’t overflowing with colors and activities. The pages have a great flow to them and you can follow what is happening. There are geometric shapes throughout the pages yet no definite pattern. Perhaps I am reading too much into this book. Perhaps I wanted too much from this book. I do feel that it would be beneficial a child who reads this book to talk about it someone. I think discussing it with someone, they might discover something they missed in the book or a different view.
JSnia More than 1 year ago
This wordless picture book opens with a young girl and her cat, sleeping. Well, the cat is not sleeping. The cat is looking at a light that appears on the wall. It looks like a flashlight light/a white oval, but then another cat comes through it and into the bedroom. Another dimension? What will be there? Of course, one must explore. This book is pure fun and games! I can’t even imagine how much time it took to set those punch-out dots in place for that bright red hill in the middle spread of the book. Don’t forget to run your hand over the front cover (it’s textured) and definitely don’t forget to take off the jacket and see what lies underneath. ANOTHER text that’s fun for the whole family.