Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2015 by Philomel Books
Format: Finished copy via publisher
One beautiful evening on the farm, Henry stares up at the sky. As he looks from star to star, they seem to form a picture. He sees it! A great big starry pig! Henry can’t wait to show his friends. Yet instead of seeing the Great Pig’s ears, legs, and curly tail, the sheep see a woolly body . . . the Great Sheep! Abigail sees the Great Star Cow, of course, and the chickens spot Heavenly Hens flying all over the place. Henry is frustrated. Why don’t the others see what he sees?
In this charming companion to Henry’s Map, David Elliot explores—with gentle humor—the nature of art and perception. A perfect book for kids and adults who love to find shapes among the stars or anywhere else their imaginations may lead.
A companion to the equally charming Henry's Map, Elliot has Henry looking to the stars, and seeing a picture of a giant pig in the sky. But as Henry shares his discovery with his friends on the farm, he quickly realizes that they're all seeing different pictures of their own…
Elliot's book is full of wonder, as Henry looks to the sky and realizes the infinite possibility of the stars for the first time. Imagination and creativity are also clearly limitless, as Elliot has Henry's friends all seeing different pictures star pictures of their own. The fact that there's no right or wrong in what they see, is also a great reminder that everyone can see and envision different things.
With warmly lit drawings and cheerfully short sentences, this is perfect for readers who are starting to read in complete sentences for the first time. Highly recommend, full stop.