Iver and Ellsworth by Casey W. Robinson

9780999024911

by Casey W. Robinson
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Apparently on a rooftop somewhere near Worcester, Massachusetts, you can see a giant inflatable polar bear advertising Polar Seltzer. This appears to be a picture book imagining the bear’s elderly caretaker and a quiet adventure when the bear’s strings snap and he floats away, eventually ending up on Iver’s own rooftop.

The illustrations are just as quiet and understated as the story, and just as simply beautiful. It may appeal more to adults than children, but the more introspective will make time for it.

Good for fans of:  A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead

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