Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

There

There

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Roaring Brook Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1596430877

A little girl is walking along and wondering when she "will get There?" She wonders how she will know that she has arrived. Will there be a sign that will say "Here is There?" Will it take a long time to get There, and will she be very changed when she arrives? There are so many unknowns when you consider going There.

Growing up can be a very confusing business. Often, if you are curious like this little girl, you want to know what to expect. You want to know what you will be like when you are grown up. Will you still like to build sandcastles and snowmen?

This special picture book presents young readers with a series of questions that will show them that they not the only ones to have concerns about the future. Children will see that they have an adventure ahead of them, one that is full of possibilities. Readers will be both comforted and inspired by the thought-provoking narrative, and the perfectly crafted ending is beautifully satisfying.