We're all wonders

by Palacio, R. J.,

Format: Kindle Book 2017 2017
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Augie enjoys the company of his dog, Daisy, and using his imagination, but painfully endures the taunts of his peers because of his facial deformity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A wide range of readers have embraced Auggie's story in Palacio's novel, Wonder (2012), and this picture book version stands on its own to highlight the novel's message for the youngestreaders. Addressing the audience, Auggie shares the things he likes to do, such as ride bikes and eat ice cream. He likes ordinary things; he just does not look ordinary. A multicultural group of children make fun of him, prompting Auggie and his dog, Daisy, to don astronaut helmets and take a fantasy trip across the galaxy, where the expansive view helps change his perspective. Returning to Earth, he's met by a boy who wants to be friends. Palacio's multimedia illustrations, inspired by the novel's book jacket, are a pleasant, engaging visual combination. Auggie and Daisy are solid images, while the backgrounds have a stamped quality, with colors variously faded and darkened. With a warm message at its heart maybe people can change the way they see . . . and they'll see that they're wonders too this story should inspire plenty of empathy among little ones.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dispensing with the plot and multicharacter perspective of her much-lauded middle grade novel, Wonder (which also inspired the "Choose Kind" antibullying movement), Palacio focuses this picture book spin-off on the reflections of her hero and narrator, Auggie. "I just don't look ordinary," he says, and while what makes him so isn't specified, readers can see the difference between his single-eyed, featureless face (based on Tad Carpenter's cover illustration for the original novel) and Palacio's drawings of other kids. The love of Auggie's mother ("She says I'm a wonder!"), the companionship of his dog, Daisy, and his pretend play as an astronaut all help the boy momentarily escape the taunts of his peers. But he also holds out the hope, which the penultimate spread seems to affirm, that "people can change the way they see" and learn to appreciate the sentiment expressed in the title. Younger children need to hear Palacio's important message, but the wistful nostrums and flat, decorative cartooning don't fully do justice to her novel. Ages 4-8. Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Abnormalities, Human Juvenile fiction
Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction
Teasing Juvenile fiction
Dogs Juvenile fiction
Abnormalities, Human Fiction
Self-acceptance Fiction
Teasing Fiction
Dogs Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books,2017
Random House Children's Books2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles We are all wonders
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience AD370L
Decoding demand: 60 (medium) Semantic demand: 56 (medium) Syntactic demand: 30 (low) Structure demand: 74 (high)
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781524766511
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