There's something spectacular about Big Book versions of great children's stories. Both kids and adults love to touch and hold these oversized classics and savor the detail of the illustrations.
A young girl flies above her apartment building rooftop, which is her "tar beach," and looks down on her neighborhood. A "stunningly beautiful book."—Horn Book
Common Core Alignment:
RL.3.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Caldecott Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award
ALA Notable Book
Reading Rainbow Selection