Picture Book Review: Another
At this point it’s almost like intro to the multiverse, which makes me really happy.
We received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Review Date: March 15th, 2019
Written by: Christian Robinson
What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do?
This new release is a lot of fun. It is wordless, and brings to mind some of our favorites like the Journey series. It also has a bit of an interactive element that reminds me of some of the pages in Tap Here. Rather than having you touch something to change things, you have to rotate the book to follow along. It’s a great way to show a change in perspective and for kids to look for the clues in the drawing that tells them it’s time to rotate the book. For example, the direction of gravity changes, so the little girl’s hair pokes up until you rotate the book and realize it’s hanging down.
Another element to this that we really enjoy is the fact that she has gone into another world through a porthole (I especially love this type of thing, so I’m happy to see it appearing in a kids book where I can share my love of that particular concept with Madeline). And in that other world she comes across a different version of herself. At this point it’s almost like intro to the multiverse, which makes me really happy. We’ve seen that there’s a second cat long before we see there’s a second girl, but seeing them both together not he same page is really fun. You can play spot the difference, and discuss what you’d do in the same situation.
Overall, this is an adorable book with lots of ways to prompt some learning for the kids while also being just really fun to read!
- Tear & Fold Resistance: 7/10
- Font Readability: N/A
- Kid Engagement: 10/10
- Mommy Engagement: 10/10