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published: Mar 2020
ISBN:9781525301360
publisher: Kids Can Press

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illustrated by Marion Arbona

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list price: $19.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Mar 2020
ISBN:9781525301360
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

In this interactive, one-of-a-kind wordless picture book, extraordinary things are happening behind the windows of the city.

A young girl is walking home from school in a big city. As she gazes up at window after window in the buildings on her route --- each one a different shape and size --- she imagines what might be going on behind them. By opening the gatefold, readers will come upon the most fantastical scenes. An indoor jungle. A whale in a bathtub. Vampires playing badminton. The girl's imagination knows no bounds. Until, behind the very last window, we find the girl back home in her own room, where the toys surrounding her look strangely familiar.

This highly original wordless picture book by Marion Arbona is a celebration of curiosity and imagination that is sure to inspire a sense of wonder in readers of all ages. There are thirteen windows to open in all, and each scene is intricately drawn in black and white and packed with level upon level of extraordinary details to explore: a gathering of gnomes, a deep-sea diver among glowing underwater creatures, a collection of masks, cars that drive up the walls. In a clever touch, each window contains a clue to what's behind it --- for example, a plant on the ledge of the window that opens to the jungle, and a window shaped like a porthole that reveals the whale in a bathtub. With so much going on, this book will entice even the youngest children to pore over the pages for close reading, promoting observation skills and visual literacy.

About the Author

Marion Arbona was born in France. After obtaining her diploma in animation at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she moved to Quebec. She devotes her life to illustration, painting and animation. In constant evolution, she explores new techniques, such as scratchboard, pastel and transparency, which she combines with her favourite media—gouache, ink and image retouching.

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Contributor Notes

Marion Arbona is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Marion Arbona is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Editorial Review

Arbona's teeming scenes should inspire both close observation and new compositions by young readers/artists.

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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