In this visually compelling look at our changing environment by Jeannie Baker, illustrator of the critically-acclaimed Mirror and Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as the eye can see.
With each page, the boy grows and the scene changes.
At first, in a clear patch of forest, a single house appears.
A few years pass and there is a village in the distance...When the boy is twenty, will he recognize the view from his window?
Illustrated with elaborate and gorgeous collage constructions, Window is a wordless picture book that speaks volumes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, full-colour illustrations
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/11/2002
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9780744594867
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Review by KellyBryan
I thought that this book was really inspiring. It keeps a child's attention because of the ever-changing landscape. The illustrations are beautiful and really help to tell the story. It is kind of sad though how the landscape changes and I think this book can be used to talk about the environment. It is important for children to learn about this at a young age.For class you can have the children document the landscape outside of their window for the year. They can show the changing of the seasons or anything else that changes during that school year.
Review by SunshyneBuckarma
"Window" is a truly stunning and very unique wordless, picture book, suitable for ages of about 3 and above. The story shows how over the years the view from a boy's window changes, from when he's infant to the age of 24. The pictures especially emphasize the changes that occur to the environment with the development to land that occurs and consequently, the destruction of wilderness. This would be a really useful discussion point with older children, particularly in a classroom setting. The art work in "Window" is amazing, as it's actually photographs of a series of miniature collages created with various materials, such as tree bark, earth, grasses, bits of clothing, etcetera. Finally the last 2 pages of "Window" are interesting, as they provide some insights from the author (Jeannie Baker), as well as a brief biography and some background information about the book.
Review by jljaina
The summary really says it all. This is a picture only book that shows how the times change. And not always for the better. The lesson hits home, especially when the grafiit goes up, all the trees are gone, etc. but a bit unrealistic for many place to go the lonely country side to a major city in so few years. But it gets the point across. Would have worked better I think if we watched from being a baby to a older grandpa who maybe moves with is grown children into the countryside once more. I liked the art. Lots of details and things to take notice of. See what changes or different things your kids spot on each page!