The softly colored illustrations are beautiful abstract views of the outside.
I like the concept Underwood shared but the story was a miss for me. The book feels more like one for adults to reflect on and reconnect with nature. Not a bad thing but not what I was hoping for for elementary level.
On my first read of Outside In, I found myself concentrating on the artwork of illustrator Cindy Derby, which is perhaps not surp ...more
I borrowed this book from our library because it won a 2021 Caldecott Honor.
My own kids have grown past the years of reading picture books, but I still read them for their magic and inspiration, and because I like to stay current on what the children of our world are being offered and taught. Call it research if you will. Perhaps I'll create a picture boo ...more
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"Once we were part of Outside and Outside was part of us. There was nothing between us. Now sometimes even when we're outside...we're inside." Bestselling author Deborah Underwood, who has numerous much-loved picture books to her name, joins forces with breakout creator Cindy Derby (How to Walk an Ant) for the sublime Outside In. A superb meditation on our forever-relationship with the outside world, Outside In takes readers on a journey of reflection and consideration. Perhaps our world and our...more