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Whats Up, Whats Down?

Written by Lola Schaefer
Illustrated by Barbara Bash
Greenwillow Books
A Selection of the Junior Library Guild

Ever wonder what's up from the perspective of a mole? Or what's down if you're the moon? Here are the answers - and then some - in this innovative picture book. As they turn the pages, readers are invited to let their eyes and imaginations travel from the watery depths to the twinkling heights of our multi-layered universe. As they consider the unique perspective of everything from sea urchins to clouds to wildflowers, they may be inspired to come up with their own questions and answers about what's up, what's down, and what lies between. This book is designed in an unusual format that changes one's orientation to what's up and what's down as the journey progresses.


"A fascinating combination of poetic text and artistic illustrations that clearly explains the organization of nature in our physical world. This is high art and a scientific classification that can be easily understood by young children. With its melodic descriptive text and brilliant artwork this expertly crafted book will be enjoyed over and over again." School Library Journal, starred review

Texas Library Association "2003 2x2 reading List"

Bank Street "The Best Children's Books of the Year"

Pennsylvania's "2003 Keystone to Reading Book Award" Masterlist

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