Places to Be (Hardcover)
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
“Funny and gentle”
“This winning read-aloud can be used to encourage friendship in young children.”
“A sweet and gentle contrast to Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “There’s nothing to say but perfect.”
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.”
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “”Mind-blowing in the best possible way.”
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.”
Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: “A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination.”
Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: “A warm and wise story about acceptance trumping difference.”
Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: “A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson.”
Praise for LEO: A GHOST STORY: “Dazzling.”
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.”
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.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “McDonnell’s graceful and simple cartoonlike illustrations mitigate the notes of paranoia and obsession in Barnett’s deadpan text.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “A daffy yet stylish readaloud with surprising performance possibilities.”