Wednesday, October 28, 2015
You're Here for a Reason, written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman. Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan. Raincoast, 2015. $20.50 ages 5 and up
for instance, may
triple for days ...
or set things
in different ways.
than you'll ever know ... "
If you are a fan of Nancy Tillman, you will most certainly want to add this new book to your collection. Uplifting and thoughtful, it pairs children and animals as they play together in all parts of the world. The children ride elephants, spend snowy days wandering in wonder, dance with tigers, and play soccer with kangaroos; all the while being reminded that they have a very special role to play in their own world.
No matter where a child might live, or what their life might be like, they have a place in the world that is of great importance.
"But life works together, the good and the bad,
the silly and awful, and happy and sad,
to paint a big picture we can't always see ...
a picture that needs you most definitely."
They may never even really know how their actions affect others, but they are sure to have an impact.
One good deed passes from place to place, making things better along the way. So, the kite that the young boy releases goes on to impact others. The mixed media artwork is attractive and holds attention, as we have come to expect from other Tillman works.