Places to Be
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Places to Be

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From the award-winning, bestselling Mac Barnett and Renata Liwska comes a classic and luminous book perfect for fans of The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Waiting by Kevin Henkes.

With an elegant simplicity, this picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions-and the adventures that await us each day.

We have so many places to be!

Places to be loud

and lovely

and scared

and jubilant.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 203 x 229 x 10.16mm | 306g
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062286218
  • 9780062286215
  • 846,180

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We have so many places to be! Places to be loud and lovely and scared and jubilant.

With an elegant simplicity reminiscent of the classics, this picture book celebrates all our wide-ranging emotions.
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Review quote

"Funny and gentle" -- Kirkus Reviews "This winning read-aloud can be used to encourage friendship in young children." -- School Library Journal "A sweet and gentle contrast to Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go!" -- Booklist Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing." -- School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for EXTRA YARN: "There's nothing to say but perfect." -- Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of IT'S A BOOK Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "A clever second collaboration between Barnett and Klassen...The prose is deadpan; the joke's all in Klassen's winsomely smudgy illustrations." -- New York Times Book Review Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: ""Mind-blowing in the best possible way." -- Horn Book (starred review) Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "Barnett's comic voice is at its driest as he recounts that quintessential American childhood activity-the digging of the giant hole." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: "A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination." -- Booklist (starred review) Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: "A warm and wise story about acceptance trumping difference." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: "A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson." -- School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: "Dazzling." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Praise for THE SKUNK: "Gives off a deliciously Hitchockian air of high style and deep-seated dread. . . a story that speaks to the urbane existentialist/absurdist lurking in the heart of every reader." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for THE SKUNK: "Clever visual motifs, sly storytelling, and tight pacing make this a picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and their grown-ups." -- School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for THE SKUNK: "McDonnell's graceful and simple cartoonlike illustrations mitigate the notes of paranoia and obsession in Barnett's deadpan text." -- Horn Book (starred review) Praise for THE SKUNK: "A daffy yet stylish readaloud with surprising performance possibilities." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
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About Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including Extra Yarn and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, both illustrated by Jon Klassen and both Caldecott Honor award winners. He is also the author of the bestselling Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, California. You can visit him online at www.macbarnett.com. Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and now lives in Calgary, Alberta. She is the illustrator of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood and both New York Times bestsellers. For The Quiet Book, Renata Liwska was awarded the 2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governor General's Literary Award finalist. Visit her online at www.renataliwska.com.
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Rating details

310 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 12% (38)
4 34% (105)
3 45% (139)
2 7% (23)
1 2% (5)
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