THE OTHER SIDE by Istvan Banyai

THE OTHER SIDE

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Age Range: 5 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

A nearly wordless and somewhat fractured foray into what happens when you look at things from a different perspective. Graphite illustrations, with spots of red or yellow digitally added and altered, explore the other side of everything, from windows to the earth. An origami airplane (diagram included) soars out an open window. A real airplane is viewed from the sky and then from its interior, where a boy sees the beach where he’s about to vacation. Readers see a zoo tiger from inside and outside the bars, and a clown on stage in front of and behind the curtain. Things are not always what they seem, of course, as what looks like a robbery on one side turns out to be a movie shoot on the other. A boy in a red baseball cap, a girl with a pink bow in her hair and a spotted dog turn up in various places. One even sees the earth from the moon, and the moon from the boy’s rooftop. Full of ways to tease out the story and think about how to see things. (Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-8118-4608-3
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Chronicle
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2005




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