Bringing us beloved stories such as Window, Belonging and Where the Forrest Meets the Sea, it has been too long between books from Jeannie Baker. But with her trademark beautiful collage illustrations, her latest offering, Mirror, is well worth the wait.
Centring around the novel idea of telling two mirrored stories at once, this title is the separate stories of two families, half a world apart. With the very different stories of an Australian family on the left and a Moroccan family on the right, Baker’s illustrations show us that a picture really can say a thousand words. As well as allowing your imagination to run wild, this almost wordless book is a clever way of saying that not matter how different we appear on the outside, there is something the same in all of us.
Recommended for kids 4+. HB $39.95