Mum of 3
A powerful wordless account of the greening, year
by year, of a typical urban landscape.
As in the author's previous picture book, Window, this book is observed through the window of a house in a typical urban neighbourhood, each picture showing a year's developments. This is Window in reverse, with the land being reclaimed from built-up concrete to a gradual greening, shown through the artist's characteristic collage illustrations.
Mum of 3
This is a beautiful book that I read to my daughter as a child, it has no words and shows the passage of time through a window. We all loved it and when my teenage daughter asked for it for Christmas, we read it again and it hasn't lost any of it's magic!
Port Lincoln SA
This book is inspirational. There is romance in it, and neighbourliness and family affection. Talking about the pictures with toddlers would stimulate verbal skills and powers of observation, while older children can learn from it about time and nature and society, or make images of the scenes from their own windows. This book is ideal to stimulate art projects, classroom discussions and even neighbourhood initiatives. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.1 x 19.0 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.17