In this fantastical picture book, a human child and a child from another planet discover that no matter where you live or what your books are like, reading - and sharing - are universal.

Product Code: 9280
ISBN: 9781662651335
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Astra Publishing
Pages: 48
Published Date: 08/15/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99

A cosmic celebration of the joy of sharing books and having new experiences awaits readers in this captivating wordless picture book.

A child busy reading in a treehouse spots a family who seems to have just arrived on Earth for a picnic. The youngest member of the alien family holds a mind-bendingly strange object. Could it be a book from outer space?

At the end of this gorgeously illustrated tale, each child returns home with a book from far away to remember a kind stranger. Sure to take its place among gently fantastical favorites, this picture book will enchant and delight curious kids and book lovers everywhere.

Ages 4 to 8.

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“A magical, wordless tribute to the universal power of reading.” - We Are Teachers

“Amazing! Bruce and Julie have created a wonderful addition to the wordless book canon. Julie’s beautiful art is rich with detail and visual invention. She shows everyday and otherworldly incidents through flowing, organic compositions that carry the reader on a delightfully strange, compelling, and heartwarming adventure.” - David Wiesner, 3-time winner of the Caldecott Medal

“This wordless tale speaks volumes…..emphasizes that kids understand kids, no matter their origin, and that books have universal appeal - literally. Readers will love poring over the clearly composed artwork’s luminous, wondrously imaginative, interplanetary details.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Intriguing….Benbasset’s distinctive renderings of the outer space family and its belongings exude charm.” - Publishers Weekly

““Alluring….beautifully conceived by Handy and Benbasset, dazzles….” - Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness

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