Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2015-01-08)
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Amazon DescriptionWinner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesnâ€™t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beautyâ€”and funâ€”in their routine and the world around them.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Penaâ€™s vibrant text and Christian Robinsonâ€™s radiant illustrations.
One Potato Review
“Sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt, you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.” Amen. And not just dirt, but boarded-up stores and graffiti-tagged windows, soup kitchens and bus musicians and all of the other worthy inconveniences we are forever in danger of taking for granted.