ISBN 9781524714222 – RHUS CHILDREN’S BOOKS – RANDOM HOUSE US Hardback 40 pp – Oct 2019
K. A. Holt, the author of a number of highly praised middle-grade novels, also teaches writing. This book was inspired by conversations with real kids. She lives a life of mayhem with her wife and three children in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter at @karianneholt.
Kenard Pak combined watercolor, pencil, collage, ink, and digital art to create the illustrations for this picture book. His awards and honors include a Golden Kite Award for Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter. Kenard, a former artist at DreamWorks and Disney Feature Animation, brings his lifelong appreciation of nature to his work. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their elderly cats. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Kenard Pak.
Kids who love the intrigue of titles such as What Do You Do with an Idea? will be inspired to ask their own questions about the world around them.
In this unusual text, young listeners and readers follow a group of diverse kids trying to make sense of the world as they see it. Questions such as What do clouds taste like?,Do my toys miss me when I’m gone?, and I wonder if cars and trucks speak the same language remind us of a child’s unique point of view. Nothing is more powerful than seeing something for the first time, and these whimsical questions will encourage all readers to take a fresh look around them. Exquisite artwork by rising star Kenard Pak follows the arc of a day, ending with a spread showing a group of children as different and varied as their questions.