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Owlkids Books Fall 2017 Frontlist

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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: J Lexile measure: AD450L Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 1 Reading Recovery Level: 17
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA US
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: In stock Carton Quantity: 30 $18.95 CAD
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Where Are You, Wilbert?
By (author): Bárdur Oskarsson Translated by: Marita Thomsen
9781771473019 Hardcover, Dust jacket English, Translated from: Faroese Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Oct 15, 2017
$18.95 CAD
Active 9 x 9 x 0.38 in 36 pages Colour illustrations Owlkids Books Owlkids
A hide-and-seek story about how we each see things differently. 

A small gray rat and her large gray friend, Wilbert, are playing hide-and-seek. Wilbert is tough to find, so the rat asks a passing crocodile for help. Together, they hunt behind every tree they can see, and finally, the rat spots Wilbert. But the crocodile can’t see Wilbert — even when he’s standing right in front of them. Why not?

With minimal text, spare design, and deadpan delivery, this charming story introduces a big idea: that we all see the world differently, and sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us. It’s a quietly funny, insightful meditation on the world around us. This simple but deeply felt book will provoke thought about perspective, point of view, and blind spots.

  • New from the creator of The Flat Rabbit, a book with a similar depth, tone, and feel but with a more whimsical theme
  • Simple text explores a deep, meaningful idea
  • Will inspire thinking about point of view and perspective

BARDUR OSKARSSON is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator, and artist and the creator of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English.

"Playfully explores the relationship between perception and expectations...funny and thought-provoking." - Booklist

"Oskarsson explores perspective and the slippery boundary between the real and the imagined in this existential play date... A distinctly different approach to storytelling." - Kirkus Reviews

"Some wonderful discussion will ensue with even the youngest of children." - Canadian Review of Materials

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