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I'm Hereby Peter Reynolds
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I’m here. And you’re there.
And that’s okay.
But… maybe there will be a gentle wind that pulls us together.
And then I’ll be here and you’ll be here, too.
Pure, powerful, and deceptively simple, bestselling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds reminds us that children—and the friendships they make—can bloom in unexpected ways. This extraordinary picture book gives voice to the often silent world of a kid struggling to connect with his peers and speaks to the universal need to be loved and heard.
"In the vein of The Dot and Ish, Reynolds offers another characteristically gentle and empathetic small-format book, written from the perspective of a boy who watches, from a distance, as other children play: 'They are there. I am here.' Their voices are 'Splashes upon splashes of sound' that he hears 'like one big noise. A big drum. Boom. Boom.' When a sheet of paper floats down from the sky ('White rectangle. How did you find me?'), the boy folds it into an airplane. His imagination sends him soaring in a paper airplane ride before the narrative returns to reality, and the plane is retrieved by a girl who returns it to him: ' Ã¢Â€Â˜I'm here,' says the girl's smile.' Though back matter explains that the book was written 'to help us all reach out, embrace, and appreciate children in the autism spectrum,' the pared-down prose and artwork, painted in Reynolds's typical loose style, are open to multiple interpretations and may facilitate conversations about reaching out to others who are different — and alone — for many reasons. Ages 4 — 8. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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About the Author
Peter H. Reynolds is the bestselling author and illustrator of I’m Here, The Dot, and Ish; and illustrator for the New York Times #1 bestseller Someday by Alison McGhee. He is also the illustrator of Little Boy, Charlie and Kiwi, and the Judy Moody series. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he is co-owner of the Blue Bunny bookstore. Visit Peter at PeterHReynolds.com.
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