Where Are You, Wilbert? (Hardcover)

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By Bardur Oskarsson, Marita Thomsen (Translator)
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Will crocodile be able to help rat find Wilbert?  Did crocodile EAT Wilbert?  What IS a Wilbert?  This story is one of my absolute favorites this year.  So funny that I keep laughing every time I read it!!  (Try his book Flat Rabbit too!)

— From Sarah


A small gray rat and her large gray friend, Wilbert, are playing hide-and-seek. Wilbert is tough to find, so the rat asks a passing crocodile for help. Together, they hunt behind every tree they can see, and finally, the rat spots Wilbert. But the crocodile can't see Wilbert -- even when he's standing right in front of them. Why not?

With minimal text, spare design, and deadpan delivery, this charming story introduces a big idea: that we all see the world differently, and sometimes we can't see what's right in front of us. It's a quietly funny, insightful meditation on the world around us. This simple but deeply felt book will provoke thought about perspective, point of view, and blind spots.

About the Author

BARDUR OSKARSSON is a Faroese children's writer, illustrator, and artist and the creator of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771473019
ISBN-10: 1771473010
Publisher: Owlkids
Publication Date: October 15th, 2017
Pages: 36
Language: English