In Plain Sight
Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to.
"Here I am, Grandpa!"
"Ah, Sophie, how was your day?"
As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's "lost" throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.
Praise For In Plain Sight: A Game…
"The best part of this collaboration between the longtime editor and the Caldecott Medalist is the playfulness that oozes from Jackson’s well-chosen words and the warmth of Pinkney’s artwork. There’s one thing that’s never missing from this gentle story about a special bond between the generations, and that’s the love Grandpa and Sophie have for each other."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A fabulous family story with something for the young and old alike."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This appealing story about a dynamic intergenerational relationship is large enough to share with a group, but individual children will want to pore over the art to spot all of the details in plain sight."—School Library Journal, starred review
"This makes a good one-on-one read aloud for those not quite ready for Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo? series."—Booklist
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626722552, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
About the Author
Jerry Pinkney is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Lion and the Mouse, for which he earned the Caldecott Medal. He been the recipient of five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, four Coretta Scott King Honors, five New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards, and many other awards. Mr. Pinkney and his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, live in New York.