Picture a sky as big as all outdoors, a fence disappearing over a hill, a crow then appearing, a boy looking up, watching, wondering. Not much more than a moment but the meeting lofts a rush of childhood questions— 27 in all—inspiring answers as big as all outdoors.
Caldecott medalist Chris Raschka, himself the boy perhaps, has created a book in the sparest language against the simplest setting, to inspire in any young listener the wonder of wondering.
Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant Steps; Can’t Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.