Papa Brings Me the World

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. Holt/Ottaviano, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-15925-0
“Born to explore,” Lu’s photojournalist father “navigates mountains, deserts, and oceans,” creating “windows into magical worlds.” When he returns from a trip, he brings coins (“the ones with holes are my favorites”), other objects (“a driftwood dragon”), and stories from various destinations. Though his daughter treasures it all—textural mixed-media collage by Kostecki-Shaw reveals a full spread of the items—and understands that coming and going is her father’s job, she yearns to travel with him. “Until then,” he says, “I’ll bring the world to you.” Through pages that tell of trips to Cameroon, China, Mali, Mexico, Sumatra, and Zimbabwe, among other places, the creator conveys the idea that there are many ways to be in the world; she also imagines one way that parents can offer glimpses of its bounty as an introduction to broader experience. Ages 3–6. (May)
Reviewed on : 05/20/2020
Release date: 05/05/2020
Genre: Children's
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