Reibstein, Mark

Wabi Sabi

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Ed Young. A cat named Wabi Sabi journeys through Tokyo, asking various animals what her name means; explanations come in the form of narrative and haiku. This impressive-looking book is square, oversized, and opens upward rather than sideways. Young's collages employ large swaths of photographic images to create blocks of texture that seem to pop off the page, but the child appeal is questionable.


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