Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed. Everybody who was outside... went inside. Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew. We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us. While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book that captures the unforgettable moment during the pandemic when people all over the world came together. It celebrates the essential workers, frontline workers, and communities that worked with each other to protect our loved ones.
"In one spread, friends and neighbors stand in groups, some shown in faded blue instead of full color; they’re the ones who didn’t make it, or who might not have. 'So why did we all go inside?' Pham asks. 'Mostly,' she explains, 'because everyone knew it was the right thing to do.' The word virus is not mentioned: it’s not a story that presents the science behind the pandemic. Instead, the Caldecott Honoree offers a record of a period of difficulty, a testimony both to loss experienced and moments of unexpected good." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||Jan 5, 2021|
|Publisher||Roaring Brook Press|