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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 05/05/2020
ISBN: 978125015925040 Pages, Ages 3-6
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw's Papa Brings Me the World is a poignant picture book that celebrates the bond between parent and child, and follows their long-distance trip around the world.
Most parents drive a car or ride a bus or train to work—but not Lulu’s papa. He navigates mountains, deserts, and oceans, each time returning home with pockets full of treasures. There’s an ancient calculator from China, a musical mbira from Zimbabwe, and a special game from Sumatra. But the best treasures are special stories Papa tells when he comes home—tales of playing peekaboo with rare birds in the Andes and befriending dragons in the Irish Sea.
This long-distance love story between parent and child celebrates inclusivity, imagination, and the richness of global cultures.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Praise for Papa Brings Me the World
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"With its inviting story and imaginative illustrations, this picture book could spark curiosity about faraway places and encourage global awareness in young children." --Booklist, starred review
"Collages rendered with cut, layered paper and finished off with painted textures and rubber stamps create a warm, earthy atmosphere . . . A comforting story that will prompt exploration at home or in school." --Kirkus Reviews
"Kostecki-Shaw’s mixed-media illustrations have a richness of texture, pattern, and color wonderfully suited to depicting the dazzling array of multicultural mementos . . .The author’s look back never falters in conveying a child’s perspective, in a cozy and loving tale that includes an important message of global connection." --School Library Journal