What makes us human
8.5” x 11” (21,6 x 27,94 cm) - n/a€
I have been around for a very long time. Longer than toys, dogs, or anyone you know. I am everywhere.
Can you guess what I am?
This book reads as a riddle that readers must solve by the end of the book. Clues are scattered throughout the pages as to what the theme of the book may be.
original language: English
Rights sold: English (USA/CAN/UK), French (excluding Africa and Middle East), Spanish (world), Basque, Galician, Catalan, Asturian, simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, Changana/Macua/Sena (Mozambique), Mapuzungun (Chile), Turkish languages
⭐ “A thoughtfully guided quest for the identity of a narrator both foreign and familiar. Forlati’s textural mixed-media illustrations offer a map of meaningful keys and symbols.”
– Ellen Heck, author/illustrator of A is for Bee (a New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2022)
⭐ “As you cross time and space and solve a riddle full of beautiful metaphors, an amazing answer awaits at the end to make us look at our existence in a new way.”
JiHyun Kim, author/illustrator of The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky (a New York Public Library Best Book of 2022)
⭐ “A beautifully illustrated book about our shared humanity. An engaging read and wonderful concept”
Felicita Sala, author/illustrator of Dark on Light, Be a Tree, Arno and His Horse, and All from a Walnut
Awards, special mentions & selections:
⭐ selected for The Unpublished Picture Book Showcase by dPictus 2022
⭐ Selected for the 2023 Bologna Children’s Fair exhibition Beauty and the World: The New Non-Fiction Picture Books
⭐ Supported by UNESCO