In-Between Things (Hardcover)

By Priscilla Tey, Priscilla Tey (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763689834, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Dive in between the covers of a whimsical, wonderful debut and discover that everything in the world is relative — including you.

Look over there — the cat is between a table and a chair with a tear. But now look again: the cat is on top of the dog, who’s between the floor and the cat (and not too happy about that!). As you wander through the delightfully detailed illustrations, the more you look, the more you’ll see — including colors made from a mix of two others, hybrid implements such as a spork, warm nooks that are neither too cold nor too hot, even a cross of a zebra and cow that makes a . . . zebrow? In an engaging and utterly stylish debut, rising star Priscilla Tey leads readers on an addictive exploration of the in-between, a surprisingly far-reaching and everywhere concept.

About the Author

Priscilla Tey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. A native of Singapore, she returned home after completing her degree and splits her time between illustrating and teaching. She loves “being the architect of wonderful worlds for characters to wander in” and observes that “the world is full of strange adventures and stories waiting to be excavated.” In-Between Things is Priscilla Tey’s first book for children.

Praise For In-Between Things

[Tey's] aesthetic is quirky, ingenious, and highly disciplined: she works in strong shapes and fittingly translucent colors, and imbues even inanimate objects with humor and character...Without venturing beyond the cat and dog’s home and neighborhood, Tey shows readers there’s a world of in-between wonder right in front of them.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Unique and thought-provoking, this book is especially appropriate for “in-between” picture book audiences: children who appreciate the visual cues but are ready for a more complicated narrative structure.
—School Library Journal

An entertaining, original search-and-find for young cartographers mapping out their worlds, learning new ways to look and make visual sense of the people, places, and things they encounter.
—Kirkus Reviews