Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
What lurks beneath the sidewalk cracks . . . “
Run, jump, spin round,
Skipping to the playground.
Skip, hop, jump, stop!
Crack in the sidewalk.
A girl takes care to step over the sidewalk cracks, but in a moment of distraction she falls through . . .
In rhythmic verse that begs to be read aloud, Underneath the Sidewalk combines humour, joy and just the right dose of spine-tingling fear as it explores the age-old childhood question of what would happen if you fell through the cracks in the sidewalk!
Children will delight in the breathtaking art that opens up worlds of imagination in this magical story of bravery, adventure and friendship.
About the authors
Claire Eamer was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She worked as a radio copywriter, a reporter for newspapers and radio, a trade book editor and a university instructor. Currently, she spends much of her time writing fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. After living in Whitehorse, Yukon, for many years, Claire now lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. She is fascinated by science and natural history, and by the habitats that surround her.
Thomas Gibault was born in Paris and studied illustration in France before moving to Canada. He now lives in Montreal, where he spends his time creating marvellous illustrations and characters for children’s books, magazines and animation series.
- Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
Other titles by Claire Eamer
Extremely Gross Animals
Stinky, Slimy and Strange Animal Adaptations
Out of the Ice
How Climate Change Is Revealing the Past
What a Waste
Where Does Our Garbage Go?
L' aventure sous le trottoir
Inside Your Insides
A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home
Before the World Was Ready
Stories of Daring Genius in Science
The World in Your Lunch Box
The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods