There's a full 96 pages of dry, sly Klassen goodness in this book of five connected stories about Turtle, Armadillo, and Snake hilariously contemplating the uncertainties of the universe. For those who can't get enough of Jon Klassen (raises hand), this book is a deadpan dream. Recommended By Gigi L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Look up From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.
There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.
Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.
"Throughout, Klassen's characteristically deadpan humor refuses to patronize readers; he lets them in on the joke, as always, putting them one step ahead of the protagonists. Smart, funny, and offbeat, this is quintessential Klassen."
The Horn Book (Starred Review)
"The most gratifying feature of this new offering by Caldecott Medalist Klassen is that there's so much of it — 96 pages of dark, Beckett-caliber comedy." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"If Samuel Beckett had written an early reader, it might look something like this one." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
About the Author
Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, an E. B. White Read-Aloud Award winner and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.