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 attraction of Lavie's storytelling voice as he narrates it...Erlbruch supplies the endure substantial, puzzled-looking eyes and a adorable grin. He lives in a wooded area made from ornate bushes possible lifted from classic engravings, whose tender strains play off Bear's dumpy determine. Bear's encounters with a number of characters--the Turtle Taxi, the Penultimate Penguin--feature mild wordplay and Lewis Carroll-like paradoxes...Everything is new to endure, and his discoveries will satisfaction readers." --Publishers Weekly, Starred evaluation "Erlbruch's playful, specific 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 publication is full of the bear's paradoxical, enigmatic, and infrequently Zen-like musings as he meets a number of creatures within the wooded area who help him...This one could make for a thought-provoking read-aloud at tale time. Get these young children 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 experiences, new kid's books function "A lovely leisure and quest enterprise that veers from side to side into existential territory with out lacking a beat of its lovable nature." --Center for Fiction "Young readers with a philosophical nature and an appreciation for provocative silliness might be particularly gratified by means of Bear's self-discovery...Erlbruch's illustrations, which appear like etchings, healthy the tale good. The wonderful wooded area successfully conjures up a fairy story consider, and undergo, a portly fellow with large eyes, a vivid crimson mouth, and colourful flecks in his black fur, is loveable before everything sight." --New York magazine of Books "Imaginatively written by way of Oren Lavie and wonderfully illustrated by means of Wolf Erlbruch, The undergo Who Wasn't There: And the remarkable woodland is vintage fantasy within the making and should end up to be an unique and enduringly well known addition." -- Midwest publication evaluation "This cheeky book...is a melding of Phantom Tollbooth good judgment, Alice in Wonderland whimsy, and peppered with a forged of unforgettable Little Prince like characters...You can not help fall into the inventive 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 belief of identification and a lot more." --Mrs. Mommy Booknerd "What an exquisite read!" --Reviews in Chalk "Here's anything for these of you who're uninterested in all of the little bunnies and chicks present in photo books. he is enormous, misplaced and discovering his means. you could aid him locate home." --Journey of a Bookseller "In the sumptuously illustrated undergo Who Wasn’t There, a endure faces a Lewis Caroll-flavored quandary: He has forgotten who, and what, he is." --Quartz at some point, 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 brilliant woodland to discover himself, utilizing just a couple of clues scrawled on a bit of paper: the endure he is searching for is a pleasant undergo; he's a cheerful endure; and he is very good-looking too! those sound like lovely sturdy traits to undergo, and so starts his memorable trip. With the aid of excellent wooded area critters just like the comfort Cow, the Lazy Lizard, and the Penultimate Penguin, endure reveals 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 wishes his hat again, The undergo Who Wasn't There joins a opt for staff of bizarre bears who've captured the mind's eye of kids for generations.