Look Up!

by Jung Jin-Ho

First published in Korea, this original picture book is drawn from the perspective... read more

First published in Korea, this original picture book is drawn from the perspective of a little girl in a wheelchair who lives in a top floor apartment of a high-rise building. Looking out over her balcony at the people far below, she keeps shouting, “Look up!” All she—and readers—see are the tops of heads as people rush by on her busy street. Finally, a little boy hears her and stops to look up. He then lies on the ground so she can see all of him. This attracts attention and others begin to lie on the sidewalk, too. In the end the little girl goes downstairs to join her new friend. The sketchy black-and-white line drawings require readers to interpret the action that’s going on down on the street far below by seeing the world solely through the protagonist’s eyes. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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