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Just Because

By Mac Barnett; Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

"The exacting, exquisite phrasing electrifies readers, and full-bleed illustrations pull them into an extraordinary alternate universe…Matte paper, flat colors, conventional & typesetting, and a mid-20th-century look to the light-skinned people conjure a retro feel, allowing the unexpected, original answers to stand out even more. Charming, playful, and extraordinary imaginings will galvanize young minds to find inspired answers to their own questions."Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Arsenault’s strikingly detailed artwork depicts the bedroom scenes in grays, blacks, and soft whites…A charming celebration of bedtime rituals and parent-child affection, this book also underscores the importance of fostering imagination and wonderment while nurturing young minds."School Library Journal, starred review

Why is the ocean blue? What is the rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s nighttime wonderings. Any child who has ever asked “Why?” —and any parent who has attempted an explanation—will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond “Just because.”

Hardcover
40 pages
Age range 4-8 years
Candlestick, 2019
10.1 x 0.4 x 12.1 inches
ISBN 9780763696801
Bedtime story, Fantasy, Magic  

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