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There Must Be More Than That!

Shinsuke Yoshitake



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Chronicle Books
21 October 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
What does the future hold? This question can be daunting - or delightfully promising! It's all about perspective, and wading past the bad to embrace the possibility of good. The Boring Book's Shinsuke Yoshitake is back with a thought-provoking picture book for our times. With 'bad news' increasingly at the forefront of our minds, readers of all ages will seek solace in this smart and spirited exploration of the good that might be right around the corner. There Must Be More Than That! takes an unflinching look into an uncertain ever after and spins out scenarios that are at once reassuring, ridiculous, and a reminder that we all have the power to choose our own mindsets. After all, a promising outlook is in our heads as much as it is in our hands-it's often just a matter of choosing hope over hopelessness, and seeking an affirming alternative to challenging situations.
By:   Shinsuke Yoshitake
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 264mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9781452183220
ISBN 10:   1452183228
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   21 October 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shinsuke Yoshitake is the author-illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including I Can Be Anything, The Wonder Bookstore, and the New York Times Best Illustrated The Boring Book. His books have been translated into more than eight languages. He lives in Japan.

Reviews for There Must Be More Than That!

A child who doesn't like her choices discovers the revolutionary promise of thinking outside the box. . . . Yoshitake creates a vivacious cast, using dots, tiny dashes, subtle body angles, and expressive gestures to great effect. . . . Long thoughts and fresh heart for readers feeling helpless in the face of scary futures. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review In an era specializing in dark predictions, Yoshitake (I Can Be Anything) gives young readers a new way of thinking about what's to come. . . . It's easy to smile at Yoshitake's square-headed characters and endless stream of lighthearted thought experiments in this gently goofy book, which offers a hopeful corrective to grown-up pessimism. -Publishers Weekly Shinsuke Yoshitake, the popular Japanese author-illustrator of many award-winning books, including I Can Be Anything and The Boring Book, considers how overwhelming the future can be to a child in There Must Be More Than That!. . . . Yoshitake is a master of thoughtfully working with a Big Problem-in this case, the future-and recasting it in an approachable, humorous way that a youngster can deal with. The pictures that accompany the text, drawn in an unadorned cartoon style in primary colors, do a good job of briskly moving this entertaining, yet serious, story along. -The New York Times

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