In warm, soft shades of color, LeUyen Pham's Outside, Inside is a gentle portrait of 2020, with tiny glimpses into stay-at-home life from all over the world, evoking both inclusivity and the feeling that we're all in this together. Recommended By Gigi L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.
Everybody who was outside...
Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew.
We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us.
While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.
"[A] compassionate exploration....an emotive and resilient treatment of COVID-changed lives that can encourage youngsters to process their own feelings about the experience." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Uplifting....Told with a gentle but steadying reassurance....This powerful ode to community delivers a timeless message of humility, perseverance, and hope." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"[T]he Caldecott Honoree offers a record of a period of difficulty, a testimony both to loss experienced and moments of unexpected good. A moving author's note is included." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the cocreator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends. Her own books include The Bear Who Wasn't There and Big Sister, Little Sister. A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.