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Title:
My little book of big questions / Britta Teckentrup.
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9783791373768
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Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2019]

©2019
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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Presents a collection of questions for young readers to go on a dreamlike wander through the boundaries of possibility and reality.
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Summary

In this profound and empathetic look at the questions children wonder about, Britta Teckentrup beautifully illustrates life's mysteries. What will my life be like? Will I be happy? Will I ever be able to reach the stars? There are no answers to these questions, but in this eloquent picture book Britta Teckentrup lets children know that they are not alone in asking them and gives parents an opportunity to start a conversation with their children about the questions that come up in their lives. A young girl stands on a chair to see what it's like to be tall. A boy stares towards the sky and wonders if birds enjoy flying. Friends argue, lovers embrace, the distant sun warms the earth, and people grow old. Using soft hues, bold outlines, and unusual textures, Teckentrup's illustrations help evoke the feelings surrounding each question. As they flip through the pages children and their parents will find endless opportunities to think about life's big questions and to have conversations that will be remembered for years. AGES: 6 to 9 AUTHOR: Britta Teckentrup has published dozens of highly acclaimed illustrated works for children, including Oskar Loves..., Oskar and Mo, Oskar Can..., The Egg, and Birds and Their Feathers (all by Prestel). She lives in Berlin, Germany. SELLING POINTS: * This book presents over 100 questions that children may wonder about as they grow up. Often the questions are quite philosophical and may not have an answer. * This book can promote conversations between children and parents on topics they might not otherwise discuss. * Britta Teckentrup's illustrations accompany each question and are sensitive and empathetic. 100 colour illustrations


Author Notes

BRITTA TECKENTRUP has published dozens of highly acclaimed illustrated works for children, including Oskar Loves..., Oskar and Mo, Oskar Can..., The Egg , and Birds and Their Feathers (all by Prestel). She lives in Berlin, Germany.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the vein of Jostein Gaarder's Questions Asked and Antje Damm's Ask Me, Teckentrup's collection of questions, one per spread, takes readers on a dreamlike wander through the boundaries of possibility and reality. Beginning with "How will I see the world when I am grown up?" the queries address themes of change, identity and relationships, and hopes and fears. In her signature graphic style, Teckentrup illustrates grainy figures on white backgrounds-the likenesses gaze out of windows, appear in groups and alone, and populate sweeping vistas. In one spread-"Is the world inside or outside of me?-a blue sky and white clouds comprise a person's torso. Though many of the inclusions feel weighty, all that curiosity can't help but come with a wink, and the book ends with an amusing ask: "Do all people ask the same questions?" Ages 6-up. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.