Ingenuity saves the day in this cleverly constructed board
Bestselling author/illustrator Cybèle Young is back with a board
book for the very young. The main character of this charming,
nearly wordless story is a small unidentified mammal who
accidentally loses his ball one day. Too small to look out the
window, the little creature is frustrated at first in his attempts
to see where his precious ball has gone. But undeterred, he
perseveres until he comes up with a solution to his problem, at
which point he discovers that an unusual parade is underway. This
parade doesn't feature the usual floats and
mascots-instead, it is made up of amazing machines and strange
hybrid creatures. Our young hero is thrilled, as young readers will
be. And best of all? On the very last page of the book, the lost
ball is returned to its rightful owner.
This leporello-style board book is designed so that the first
half of the story focuses on the attempt to see what is happening
out the window, while the second half, revealed only when the book
is flipped over, shows a wonderfully inventive parade. Despite its
simplicity, this is a story with much humor and many surprises.
Nearly wordless, it is a book that even the youngest child will
want to read independently as well as enjoy with others.