By Oren Lavie,Wolf Erlbruch
"Irresistible...playfully existential." -- O, The Oprah journal "Bear's look for himself does not topic rather a lot because the appeal of Lavie's storytelling voice as he narrates it...Erlbruch provides the endure tremendous, puzzled-looking eyes and a adorable grin. He lives in a woodland made up of ornate bushes likely lifted from classic engravings, whose soft traces play off Bear's dumpy determine. Bear's encounters with numerous characters--the Turtle Taxi, the Penultimate Penguin--feature light wordplay and Lewis Carroll-like paradoxes...Everything is new to endure, and his discoveries will satisfaction readers." --Publishers Weekly, Starred overview "Erlbruch's playful, targeted illustrations...are sublime." --Kirkus reports "The quantity is full of surreal gags approximately prepositions and adverbs, pleased absurdity, and down the rabbit hole-style musings." --School Library magazine "The booklet is stuffed with the bear's paradoxical, enigmatic, and infrequently Zen-like musings as he meets a variety of creatures within the woodland who support him...This one might make for a thought-provoking read-aloud at tale time. Get these kids settled--it's a long text--and current to them this gloriously left-of-center story. Watch their heads spin. it will be memorable." --Kirkus stories, new kid's books function "A cute leisure and quest enterprise that veers from side to side into existential territory with no lacking a beat of its lovely nature." --Center for Fiction "Young readers with a philosophical nature and an appreciation for provocative silliness could be particularly gratified via Bear's self-discovery...Erlbruch's illustrations, which appear like etchings, healthy the tale good. The extraordinary woodland successfully conjures up a fairy story suppose, and undergo, a portly fellow with large eyes, a vivid pink mouth, and colourful flecks in his black fur, is loveable at the beginning sight." --New York magazine of Books "Imaginatively written by means of Oren Lavie and fantastically illustrated via Wolf Erlbruch, The undergo Who Wasn't There: And the magnificent woodland is vintage delusion within the making and may end up to be an unique and enduringly well known addition." -- Midwest ebook evaluation "This cheeky book...is a melding of Phantom Tollbooth common sense, Alice in Wonderland whimsy, and peppered with a forged of unforgettable Little Prince like characters...You can not help fall into the innovative global of this delightfully shrewdpermanent photograph book." --BookBloom "It is combine among Alice in Wonderland's absurd characters and Shel Silverstein's poetic prose with a mixture of the wonders of The Wizard of Oz...blended right into a tale that captures the assumption of id and rather a lot more." --Mrs. Mommy Booknerd "What a stupendous read!" --Reviews in Chalk "Here's anything for these of you who're bored with all of the little bunnies and chicks present in photo books. he is great, misplaced and discovering his approach. you could support him locate home." --Journey of a Bookseller "In the sumptuously illustrated undergo Who Wasn’t There, a endure faces a Lewis Caroll-flavored difficulty: He has forgotten who, and what, he is." --Quartz in the future, a couple of minutes after as soon as Upon a Time, a endure awakes to discover he has misplaced whatever vitally important: himself! He units out into the excellent woodland to discover himself, utilizing just a couple of clues scrawled on a section of paper: the undergo he is searching for is a pleasant endure; he's a cheerful endure; and he is very good-looking too! those sound like lovely reliable characteristics to undergo, and so starts his memorable trip. With the aid of fantastic woodland critters just like the comfort Cow, the Lazy Lizard, and the Penultimate Penguin, endure unearths that he himself is simply what he is been trying to find all alongside: a pleasant, chuffed bear--and good-looking too! As whimsical as Winnie-the-Pooh and as wryly comedian as Klassen's undergo who desires his hat again, The undergo Who Wasn't There joins a choose group of bizarre bears who've captured the mind's eye of youngsters for generations.