Primary October 2018 (2)August 1st, 2018 | Posted by in 2018-2019 | 2018-2019 Primary | Primary (Grades K-2) | October
Denos, Julia. Windows. Illustrated by E. B. Goodale. Candlewick Press, 2017. 24 pages (978–0–7636–9035–9)
“At the end of the day, before the town goes to sleep, you can look out your window … / and see more little windows lit up like eyes in the dusk, / blinking awake as the lights turn on inside: a neighborhood of paper lanterns.” An early evening dog walk allows a brown-skinned boy in a red sweatshirt to observe all kinds of things in his neighborhood—a cat, an early raccoon, sleeping plants, but best of all, lighted windows, showing all sorts of life within. “Some windows will have dinner, or TV, / Others are empty and leave you to fill them up with stories.” But the best windows of all are those of the boy’s own home, with his mother waiting just inside, watching for him and waving. A beautifully lyrical text accompanied by quiet ink-and-watercolor illustrations capture the drama and appeal of glimpses into other people’s lives. ©2018 Cooperative Children’s Book Center
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