“WHERE THE OTHER WILD THINGS ARE…An older sister to Sendak’s work, maybe taking place on the next island over from Max’s wild rumpus.”—The New York Times Book Review
A celebration of the magical bonds that unite children!
When her two big sisters embark on an adventure to explore a mysterious island, the youngest one doesn’t want to be left behind. What shines through from this funny story’s gut-wrenchingly scary beginning (“There was a terrible plane crash!”) to its sweet and satisfying ending is LINIERS’s admiration for the imaginative powers of childhood.
Wildflowers is available in two sizes: TOON Level 2 for beginning readers (6” x 9”) and a larger Special Gift Edition perfect for story time (7.25” x 11”).
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Average rating from 9 members
Wildflowers is a whimsically written and illustrated story for younger readers by Ricardo Liniers Siri. Due out 6th April 2021 from TOON Books, it's 40 pages and will be available in hardcover format. This is a sweetly and appealingly illustrated early reader book absolutely full of adventure and imagination. The story feels quite surreal at first (a plane crash, gigantic flowers, popcorn flavored snow and more) which sweeps the reader along to a wonderfully satisfying denouement and resolution. This will be a hit with both kids and their adults. The art is sublime; beautifully rendered in watercolor and inks by Liniers. The illustrations are full of small details which will provide a lot of fun for reading-time to hunt and find. This would also make a superlative class-time or library read. Five stars. Such beautifully appealing art. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
What an awesome book for early/new readers (grades 1-2)! The beautifully done illustrations really helped to show how wonderful a child’s imagination can be! And I love how the pages are formatted with some having multiple illustrations and others with just one. It really keeps your eyes busy trying to take in all that can be found. At first I thought the story was going to be bit a scary for this age group but as it progressed I realized what was going on. If that concern hadn’t been there I would’ve given it a full five stars. Thanks to the Toon Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful children’s book!
I love toon books. They make easy readers in graphic novel format and this book does not disappoint. A trio of sisters crash a plane on a deserted island. But the island is not as deserted as they think it is. This story is simple but wonderful, and the illustrations are gorgeous.