Away

Away

Book - 2017
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Love shines through in the sticky notes shared between a mother and daughter in this picture book about making time for family in the midst of our busy lives.

Between work and school, homework and housework, a mother and daughter don't always get to spend as much time together as they'd like. Add to that a little girl's fears about leaving home for the first time, and the need to stay close through handwritten notes becomes even more important. As the camp departure date gets closer, Mom does her best to soothe her daughter's nerves. A visit from her grandmother helps to calm her fears and convince her that she'll have a good time, even away from her mother and beloved cat. Camp ends up being a wonderful adventure - but nothing is sweeter than a back-at-home reunion.

Qin Leng's watercolor illustrations are the perfect complement to Emil Sher's simple text. This nuanced story about a parent and child's unconventional way of connecting is full of humor and affection. Young readers will enjoy spotting Lester the cat as he paws his way into the story.

Publisher: Toronto :, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,, [2017].
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781554984831
Characteristics: 22 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Qin, Leng - Illustrator

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muffinpopcorn
Nov 24, 2019

Was a confusing story . The post it notes was a unique idea but leaves one wondering WHY !

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benmcclanahan
Aug 26, 2017

Telling the story through post-it notes is a unique idea but it didn't really work for me. The story was difficult to follow and I don't really understand why all their interaction is through notes? Was the girl deaf? There was a note on a calendar about a hearing aid battery so maybe that was the reason but it wasn't clear.

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Delia95
May 25, 2017

It was a lovely book to look at but the storyline very awkward and difficult to follow.

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