Another by Christian Robinson
The list of award-winning books by illustrator Christian Robinson is extensive and impressive: Caldecott Award Honor, Coretta Scott King Award Honor (twice), Sibert Award Honor, and Boston Globe-Hornbook Nonfiction Award Honor.
In an exciting new career move, Christian Robinson is publishing his first solo book. It turns out that the man who has command of design, space, and color also has a mind filled with very intriguing notions.
Let's get meta with Christian Robinson.
What if there is another individual just like you, but.... your doppelgänger lives in a parallel world? And what if you could travel to that world? And what if you could bring a friend with you to meet your double?
Another cat appears, takes the cat's mouse, and escapes. The cat with the red collar chases after the cat with the mouse. Then the child awakes in time to see the cat leaving and quickly joins in pursuit of the purloined mouse. In and out of holes and portholes. Over and under. Between and through. The cat and its owner search.
Lo and behold. In another dimension they discover that the cat has an owner who could be the child's double. They reach out across space to return the missing mouse. Cat and owner return home with the mouse. All is as it should be. The child falls asleep. Except.... something is under the bed!
Robinson’s eye-popping flat colors are the perfect medium for this journey into another dimension. And dots! They are everywhere. It’s like being in one of those kiddie play areas filled with small plastic balls.
Worth noting: Another’s world is filled with a diverse array of children and faces with a gorgeous range of skin tones. It's easy to spot wheelchairs, eyeglasses, a hijab, and even an arm cast. All children can be found are here.
All worlds are for all children.
Another is a wordless picture book for thinking readers of all ages.