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Up Above and Down Below
By (author): Paloma Valdivia
9781926973395 Hardcover, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 6, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism Aug 15, 2012
$16.95 CAD
Active 8.66 x 8.66 in 32 pages Colour illustrations Owlkids Books Inc.
“In the world, there are different kinds of people,” opens Up Above and Down Below. The ones on the top think the ones on the bottom are different. The ones down below they think the ones up above are different. But what if they all turned themselves upside down? Would everyone find that they’re all the same, except in a few small ways?

Through award-winning translator Susan Ouriou, author-illustrator Paloma Valdivia explores this complex philosophical question and encourages young readers to appreciate the differences among people as well as their similarities. The short sentences and stylized, surreal illustrations will draw readers into the whimsical worlds of up above and down below, delighting and enlightening them as they complete their tour.

PALOMA VALDIVIA studied graphic design in Santiago de Chile and illustration in Barcelona. She has illustrated more then twenty children’s books. Up Above and Down Below is her authorial debut; it has been translated from its original Spanish into nine other languages. She lives in Santiago de Chile.

"Broader lessons are left to be intuited, something to ponder over juice box and Goldfish. Valdivia's deceptively simple illustrations also merit further exploration." - Bruce Handy, The New York Times

"A gentle and well-designed introduction to recognizing different points of view - and a reminder that people are the same wherever they live." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"A visually stunning, gently restrained picture book that should be high up on readers' lists." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Whimsical and funny...[a] cleverly designed book." - Yelena Alekseyeva, School Library Journal

"[The] pleasurable play of space and form is a strength of this book." - CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

"A great story-starter for many disciplines. It can be used to introduce little ones to the concept of social studies, geography, and even the curious law of gravity." - Picture Book Depot

"This book is a definite thumbs up above for teaching unity, equality, curiosity and tolerance!" - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Resource Links

"... this edifying book provides hope that the inequities of our times may give way to a more cooperative model of humans flourishing in community." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

"Valdivia accompanies her spare text with stylized, but equally spare, illustrations that draw readers into the two different-but-not-so-different worlds of up above and down below." - Sue Heavenrich, Sally's Bookshelf

"The sweet illustrations in this flip-around book sell the sweet message." - Amy Kraft, Media Macaroni

"This is a very simple look at how people from different places are not so dissimilar, aimed at young children - it's a perfect starting place, especially for a group, for it doesn't get into specifics at all…Instead, it keeps things light…quirky illustrations with a nice degree of whimsy." - Alice Moore, Shelf Candy

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