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by Lam, Thao [artist.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Owlkids Books, [2018]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781771472838; 1771472839.Subject(s): Wallpaper -- Juvenile fiction | Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Courage -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Wallpaper -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | Courage -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship | Picture booksSummary: "A wordless picture book about an imaginary world behind the walls in Thao Lam's signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she's too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room--revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls. There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello."-- Provided by publisher.
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New from the creator of Skunk on a String comes Wallpaper , a wordless picture book in Thao Lam's signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she's too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room--revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls.<br> <br> There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments--surrounded by birds, swimming in a frog pond, in a herd of art-deco sheep--as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello.<br> <br> Full of humor and heart, this book delivers exquisite illustrations in a lively fantasy narrative that will inspire thinking about bravery and overcoming obstacles.<br> <br> <br> <br>

"A wordless picture book about an imaginary world behind the walls in Thao Lam's signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she's too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room--revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls. There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello."-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

A girl reluctantly moves into a new house. With unpacked boxes piled in her bedroom, she looks out her window and sees neighborhood kids playing in a tree house next door. When they spot her watching them, shyness overcomes the girl, and she retreats. Then, via a small flap where the wallpaper is peeling, bright yellow birds begin to fill her room. She pulls on the flap to reveal a world she enthusiastically enters--one of flora and fauna, where the yellow birds roost. Thus begins her journey through six more layers of wallpaper--and six more patterned and textured worlds to explore, the last one featuring cheery rainbows. Its not all benign, however: shes chased through the layers by a large, pointy-toothed, sharp-clawed, three-eyed creature who initially scares the girl--until she realizes its only looking for friendship. If she can befriend a monster, she seems to decide, she can wave to the children next door. And in the end, she does. Lams paper-collage illustrations provide depth and shadow to the compositions, which are dominated by yellow, green, and rose hues. Many spreads are divided into panels, which accelerate the action without rushing the pace. The monster is rendered with a friendly face so as not to be too frightening for preschool-aged viewers. The mostly wordless storys emotional arc--readers see the girl acclimate to her new surroundings and reach out to make friends--is a satisfying one. julie Danielson (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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