Somewhere Else

Written and Illustrated by Gus Gordon

Some birds fly south. Some fly north. But George never leaves his house, even though the enticements of his friends sound divine. One winter Pascal Lombard finds out why George wants to stay where he is, and promptly tries to solve the problem. This book questions whether you should be content in your circumstances and being willing to try to work to change them if you want. It is about determination and making your dreams come true, with a theme of “home is the best place of all. “

I thought the story was darling and well written. I wasn’t anticipating George’s dilemma or the ending of the book, so that was a nice surprise. The illustrations are made using different media and are interesting to study. This is a good book to read aloud and lends itself to several topics of discussion.

Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-4

Somewhere Else
Written and Illustrated by Gus Gordon
Roaring Brook Press
32 pages
Release Date: December 5, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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