by Cybèle Young
published 2014 by Groundwood Books Don’t you hate throwing your ball out the window and being too short to see where it bounces? The worst. But the worst gets better, because in its place a spectacular parade clash-crashes by. Except when you’re a frantic, too-short creature, it’s really hard to see over the windowsill. Good thing you’re a clever whippersnapper, and push that chair up to take a peek. And just when you can finally see outside, the book tells you to turn around.
You’ll stumble smack dab into the spectacle.
Juggling shrimp on a unicycle! A bat on a hanging, clangy contraption! Pink swans pulling a turtle on a wagon! Thanks to this parade, you might just get your ball back. It’s one fantastic game of catch.
And check out this trailer to see the book in its glorious action. Mesmerizing.
P.S. – Remember the Twitter chat with Groundwood Books and Cybèle Young? The transcript is here, if you want to add to your art-to-study and books-to-love pile. It was such fun!