Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Where Are You Wilbert?" - a bookwrap







Ever played hide and seek?  I used to play it every evening with my friends until my mom opened the door and called me in for bath and bedtime.  It's a fun game and still enjoyed by kids (and adults) today.  Come join Wilbert in today's featured book.  Her little friend rat is "it" and therefore must search everywhere to find where she is hiding. Let the games begin....




Unwrapping...





Created by Bárdur Oskarsson
Ages 3+


Some illustrations for you to enjoy...




































About the book...




Hide and seek anyone?  It's the tiny grey rat's turn to be "it" and after counting down,  off he goes to find his large gray friend Wilbert whose hiding... mmmmm... somewhere.  He looks up and down and in and out but he cannot find her anywhere.   Oh my, she's good!!!  Baffled by his friend's ability to become almost invisible little rat asks a random crocodile if maybe he could give him a hand at locating his friend.  They try scouring the area one more time but no luck.

 Finally the  little rat zeros in on Wilbert's hiding spot and excitedly exclaims...

"Hey Wilbert!" the rat shouted.  "I can see you! You're it!"
Then the rat asked the crocodile, "Can you see Wilbert's ears?"
"No," said the crocodile. 

What? You can't? This book informs us that we all see things differently, and sometimes we have blindspots that block our view completely.  This book is about co-operation, friendship and imagination.  The words are sparse but the illustrations are amazing.  I especially love the crocodile, he stole my heart.  I highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps Rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!








About the author...



  BARDUR OSKARSSON is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator, and artist and the creator of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English. Bardur Oskarsson is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator, and artist, and the author of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English. 

Marita Thomsen is from the windy Faroes where she fell in love with stories, so she learned languages to read and retell more of them. Marita is curious and lucky to interpret conferences some days and translates literature others – her retellings include poetry and Bárður Oskarsson’s little tales about big things. She studied in Peru and London, where she lives with her family.







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