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The Rock from the Sky

Jon Klassen Jon Klassen



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Walker Books
01 April 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Fans of Klassen's deadpan style are in for a treat with his newest offering! A turtle and an armadillo (and a snake) - all wearing hats of course - are in the perfect spot. Or is it? What is that rock doing? And what's that behind you?! With lots of repetition and sly wit, and told over five instalments, this humorous story is one where nothing much happens, until it does. Klassen's deceptively simple illustrative style is getting better and better with each book, his deft use of a monochromatic sepia-toned palette is sophisticated and repays close contemplation - and there are very few illustrators to equal his ability to convey expression in his characters' eyes! One as much for the adults as it is for the kids!  Lindy

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.

Turtle really likes standing in his favourite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it...

A hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit and existential silliness, celebrated picture-book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.
By:   Jon Klassen
Illustrated by:   Jon Klassen
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 265mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9781406395570
ISBN 10:   1406395579
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jon Klassen is the creator of the New York Times bestselling I Want My Hat Back and its companions This Is Not My Hat, which won a Caldecott Medal and a Kate Greenaway Medal, and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Triangle, Square and Circle, all by Mac Barnett, and House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles. Find him on Instagram as @jonklassen and Twitter as @burstofbeaden

Reviews for The Rock from the Sky

A new Jon Klassen is always a treat, and this deadpan gem will make you simultaneously laugh out loud and marvel at his visual wizardry. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

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