What if you…
encountered another perspective?
Discovered another world?
Met another you?
What might you do?
Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California. He grew up in a small one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts and would later work with the Sesame Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. His books include Gaston and Antoinette, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and the Newbery Medal. He presently lives in northern California with his rescue greyhound Baldwin and several houseplants. He looks forward to one day seeing the aurora borealis.
“Robinson’s first book as both author and illustrator is a gentle, wordless wonder." - The New York Times Book Review
* "Both beautiful and fanciful...vibrant shapes reminiscent of Paul Klee or Piet Mondrian fill the pages.... A work of art and celebration of childhood for all libraries." - School Library Journal, starred review
* "The simple geometry of Robinson's work comes alive in this expanse of wordless narrative. A fearless use of white space and an utter disregard of conventions of direction encourage readers to engage with the physical book as the story unfolds, touching and turning it as they literally take the narrative into their hands. A bright, open primer for Escher." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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