"Concept books need clarity and simplicity; this book about
the idea of 'between' has both. The print is large and spare, and the
realistic illustrations are done in clean, flat poster colors. Various
examples of 'between' are shown along with important things in the boy's
life: his cat, dog, house, kitchen, and family: "My mom is here, my dad
is there, and I sit in between!' A small glimpse into the happy, secure
life of a young boy."
" The text has an appealing rhythm: 'The grass is here,
the sky is there. The clouds are in between.' The phrases are repeated
using the same textural framework throughout the book. The art, cutouts
in basic shapes and colors, is often embellished with multi-color splashes
and texture, creating a warm, comfortable environment."
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