Where Are You, Wilbert?

Bárdur Oskarsson

A small gray rat and her large gray friend, Wilbert, are playing hide-and-seek. Wilbert is tough to find, so the rat asks a passing crocodile for help. Together, they hunt behind every tree they can see, and finally, the rat spots Wilbert. But the crocodile can’t see Wilbert — even when he’s standing right in front of them. Why not?

With minimal text, spare design, and deadpan delivery, this charming story introduces a big idea: that we all see the world differently, and sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us. It’s a quietly funny, insightful meditation on the world around us. This simple but deeply felt book will provoke thought about perspective, point of view, and blind spots.Bárdur Oskarsson
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SKU: 202423n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771473019

"Playfully explores the relationship between perception and expectations...funny and thought-provoking." - Booklist

"Oskarsson explores perspective and the slippery boundary between the real and the imagined in this existential play date... A distinctly different approach to storytelling." - Kirkus Reviews

"Some wonderful discussion will ensue with even the youngest of children." - Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication date

October 15, 2017

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Language Arts

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From 4 to 7