Door: (Wordless Children’s Picture Book, Adventure, Friendship) (Hardcover)
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A New York Times Editors' Choice Book!
"This remarkable wordless picture book bursts with buoyant energy as a boy finds the key to a long-unopened door and makes his way from drabness to a joyful, magical land." —The New York Times Book Review
What's on the other side of the door? There's only one way to find out: You have to go through it. JiHyeon Lee's debut book, Pool, was lauded as a wordless masterpiece. Here she takes readers on another journey into an unexpected world—without words. Delicate, intricate, and whimsical drawings transform from grays to vivid color as a curious child goes through a mysterious door and discovers that open-mindedness is the key to adventure and friendship. Using magical realism, this book reminds us not to fear others.
JiHyeon Lee's first book, Pool, was a New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year, an ALA Notable, a USBBY Outstanding International Book, an NPR Best Book of the Year, and won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Original Art.
• Reminds readers that curiosity and open-mindedness are the keys to adventure and friendship
• Teaches children to keep their minds and hearts open
• Messages of adventure, friendship and facing fears
Those who enjoy The Wall in the Middle of the Book and Pool will love this book.
• Parents, teachers and librarians will enjoy sharing this book with kids
• Lovely gift for artists, designers and illustrators, or anyone who appreciates art
• Collectors of picture books, wordless art, design, Asian, international and world books will want a copy of this book
About the Author
JiHyeon Lee is a South Korean artist with degrees in art, design, and illustration. Her first book, Pool, was a New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year, an NPR Best Book of the Year, and won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Original Art. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
★ "A unique take on meaningful themes of open-mindedness and inclusion make this an instant classic." -School Library Journal, starred review
"A joyous celebration of differences and likenesses and harmony." —The New York Times
"Lovely, wordless adventure about embracing the unknown. Magical." —People Magazine
"This remarkable wordless picture book bursts with buoyant energy as a boy finds the key to a long-unopened door and makes his way from drabness to a joyful, magical land." —The New York Times, Editors' Choice
"This quiet fable feels both relevant and timeless." —Shelf Awareness
"A wonderland as wondrous and wild as Alice's, but one where the improbable becomes not a source of confusion and fright but of pure mirth." —Brain Pickings
"Readers will be drawn to its quiet charm and welcoming message of inclusion." —Kirkus Reviews
"Expands kids' mindsets and shows them that the world is a marvelous place where anything is possible - as long as they have a spirit of curiosity and exploration." —Cool Mom Picks
"Wordless and unusual, this story is about a boy who follows a bug and uses a special key to open a door that leads to a different world. He spends a special afternoon on a picnic where he meets many creatures, watches a wedding, then returns home. Use this for a writing prompt or discussion." —Imagination Soup
"There are no words in JiHyeon Lee's latest picture book, "Door," but the illustrations are so powerful that there don't need to be." —-NBC News Asian America
"Wordless picture books captivate imaginations and rely on pitch-perfect illustrations to great effect. Door is no exception." —Curbed