Without words, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson (Gaston and Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña) shows how a change in perspective can affect the way we view the world and ourselves. Using paint and collage and eye-catching graphic design elements, Robinson depicts a little girl of color with beaded braids, led by her curious black cat, entering a mysterious oval of light that opens in her room at bedtime. It is a doorway to other openings and topsy-turvy environments where the little girl and her cat play, see a multiethnic, multiracial host of other child and pet travelers, and meet doubles of themselves, before returning to the her room for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.