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In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do?


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In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do?

30 review for Another

  1. 5 out of 5

    carol.

    A very appealing book. The (visual) story is interesting and the art phenomenal. There's a "different-but-same" message, or a "unfamiliar-is-familiar" theme that works without being A Message. Sadly, I had no kids around to test it. However, I still think it would make a great children's book. I definitely added to the 'birthday gift' pile. See Carmen's fabulous review for samples of the artwork.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    I am actually going to give this book a five. A little girl wakes up to see her cat going through a portal which opened up in her room late at night. She follows, only to discover that there is a secret world where everyone has an alternate version of themselves. It's quite charming and interesting. I am actually going to give this book a five. A little girl wakes up to see her cat going through a portal which opened up in her room late at night. She follows, only to discover that there is a secret world where everyone has an alternate version of themselves. It's quite charming and interesting. The book has no words. RELATED MATERIAL: US - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112/ STRANGER THINGS: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/ Let's Get Invisible! by R.L. Stine

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mir

    Cute illustrations. This would be a nice way to introduce the idea of parallel dimensions to a small child. Not sure how many parents want to do that, but whatever. I liked the fearlessness with which girl and cat encounter new things.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Vegan

    This is an odd book. It’s wordless and I did love the pictures. Many of them really do look three dimensional and that seems appropriate since the “story” is about a girl and her cat who discover another parallel dimension where they also exist in the middle of the night, so in their dreams? In the girl’s dreams? Anyway, it’s creative and interesting but I liked the pictures more than the slight story they told. I’m thinking that for me it didn’t live up to its ambition?

  5. 4 out of 5

    DaNae

    If Mr. Rogers and Escher conspired to create The Upsidedown.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Skip

    The highlight of this wordless book by Robinson are its illustrations, which are somewhat evocative of Eric Carle. However, Robinson adds a couple of interesting things: first, a broad cross-section of children from different backgrounds and second, looking at things from different perspectives (in almost an Escher-like way.) The story did not make much sense, at least to me.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    I guess I just didn't get it? I like the illustration style though.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Aaliyah

    My daughter said, "Mom, this book doesn't have any words, what do you want me to do?" I said they want you to be creative and make up your own story. :)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura Harrison

    The illustrations deserve 5 stars. I can't devote an afternoon trying to understand what Robinson is trying to convey in Another. Too many other child friendly books to review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jeimy

    Wordless, fantastic, with just a hint of Escher.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Meredith

    Trippy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joan Marie

    This one's a big question for me. The storyline is confusing. It appears to be saying something about dreamland, but stilll... I was hoping for something more.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michele Knott

    Brilliant use of perspective and white space in this one! No doubt each reading of this book will spark wonder, curiosity and imagination.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Wordless whimsy that didn't grab me. A bit of Eric Carle and MC Escher influence to the illustration.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Brehl

    This wordless book literally opens minds to the prospect of parallel universes, to mirror images and reflections of self in others, to open-minded insights into worlds beyond our own. Even though this is initiated at night, in a very dark bedroom, and ends there, too, there is nothing frightening about the possibilities presented. The various movements and reflections and adventures require readers to twist and turn the physical book, making the original or "assumed" perspective take on new aspe This wordless book literally opens minds to the prospect of parallel universes, to mirror images and reflections of self in others, to open-minded insights into worlds beyond our own. Even though this is initiated at night, in a very dark bedroom, and ends there, too, there is nothing frightening about the possibilities presented. The various movements and reflections and adventures require readers to twist and turn the physical book, making the original or "assumed" perspective take on new aspects. This will work well with older readers, too, in exploring and constructing verbal narratives, in exploring the science of parallel realities, of symmetry and balance, and in delving into details of the diversely populated "other" world. The expansive white backgrounds and calming movement of the central characters are reassuring and underlie the analogy that opening our minds can yield welcome results and even return us to our starting points with a greater sense of self and safety. I really love this one!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of Christian Robinson's "Another" this phrase could not fit better! Each stroke of a pencil or paint brush, each clipping from a hole punch or pair of scissors, and the way each color is used with such consideration and flare shows how talented and visionary Robinson is in his craft as an artist and storyteller! Whether your little one is learning to read, or your mature one is a seasoned book-lover, everyone will find some They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of Christian Robinson's "Another" this phrase could not fit better! Each stroke of a pencil or paint brush, each clipping from a hole punch or pair of scissors, and the way each color is used with such consideration and flare shows how talented and visionary Robinson is in his craft as an artist and storyteller! Whether your little one is learning to read, or your mature one is a seasoned book-lover, everyone will find something whimsical and fun in "Another". P.S. Did anyone else think of the film "Us" by Jordan Peele when reading this?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    A playful wordless book exploring parallel universes where everyone has an-other - someone who is *almost* just like them, but not exactly. This was fun to explore with my Storytime kiddos as a non sciencey “universe of stories” book this summer. Robinson’s colorful polka dot heavy illustrations inspired lots of conversation as the kids told the story in the pictures.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alyx Campbell

    I really had no idea what this book was trying to say until I went back and read the jacket synopsis, but honestly, I didn't care that much because without fail Christian Robinson's illustrations evoke so much joy for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    A little girl follows her cat into a mirror where the two of them discover another world. In the other world, there are a cat that looks like the girl's cat as well as a girl who looks like the girl. It's a fun little adventure.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kifflie

    A wordless picture book. A girl and her cat find a portal to an alternate dimension, where kids and their doubles encounter each other. Eventually she finds her alternate self. This book may have you twisting it around to see the illustrations clearly. It's a cute concept and well executed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    Forever a sucker for Christian Robinson's art, but mostly just made me want to play Portal.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Wordless. Inspired a fun conversation.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A playful, imaginative, completely charming wordless adventure following a little girl and her cat as they venture into another world.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kelli Gleiner

    What a wonderful fantasy world he’s created! This wordless book will enthrall children who love to look for details and would be a great lap book for children and adults to intensely study together.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mr. George

    Wordless Story GOLD! Diverse, charming, and whimsical.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    A wordless wonder.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Beautiful, imaginative, and playful, with the young protagonist following her cat - and another cat, identical except for its collar - through a portal into another world, where laws of physics don't necessarily work out in the same way as "reality". Robinson is one of my favorite illustrators and this colorful, creative wordless picture book about exploring an alternate world doesn't disappoint. As an added bonus, the children featured are diverse, including, among others, a differently-abled b Beautiful, imaginative, and playful, with the young protagonist following her cat - and another cat, identical except for its collar - through a portal into another world, where laws of physics don't necessarily work out in the same way as "reality". Robinson is one of my favorite illustrators and this colorful, creative wordless picture book about exploring an alternate world doesn't disappoint. As an added bonus, the children featured are diverse, including, among others, a differently-abled boy in a wheelchair and a little girl in hijab. It is always exciting when you work in a library to be able to share books with your customers that depict children who look like them; that feature makes this book a special treasure.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shanley

    i'll always love christian robinson's work

  29. 4 out of 5

    The Reading Countess

    Fanciful. The artwork is frame-able. Robinson is a trusted name on the illustrating side of the business. Now with his debut where he serves as both author AND illustrator, he firmly secures his hold as a trusted book Sherpa. This wordless picture book begs for multiple readings. There are so many nuances to the story missed in one sitting. I especially enjoyed the depiction of a wide range of children. Important.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Didn’t quite get it but Christian Robinson is still one of my favs!!

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