The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen
All the things you might already love about Jon Klassen books are right here in this 100 page delight of a book. If you’re new to his works, he can be counted on for characters that speak in deadpan, who give one another side eye, and who almost always wear hats, even if it might end them. There is also a sweet tenderness. Living with small children, you might relate to the yelling, and the stubbornness about having things a certain way. You might also delight in the highs and lows, the sitting still after a wild time, and the constant interruptions of a well intended voice. Like with all of his books, the parts left unsaid are the THE MOST IMPORTANT parts of this book, and I cannot wait to see what my own kids make of these magnificent silences.
From the Publisher - Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.
There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.
Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.
Age Range: 4 - 8 years