(Simon & Schuster)
You Matter, from the first to the last, the hello to the good bye. It matters if you’re ‘the small stuff too small to see’ or ‘even when everyone thinks you’re a pest‘. Thereafter if ‘you fall down’ and ‘have to start all over again’, you are something of matter still.
Through aligning the science of matter to the feeling of worth, award-winning writer and illustrator has created a thoughtful, motivational picture book. We consider the scope of matter from the tiniest plankton that swims ‘with the tide‘, against the greatest creatures from ages past now ‘just out of reach‘. Furthermore, we realise that they too suffered pests that matter. It seems that everything is interconnected, that we’re all ‘material’, something that matters! What’s more the allegory of our connection beneath an umbrella is meaningful.
The wordplay alongside the science and values’ message is clever, broad and various. Furthermore, Christian Robinson’s pictures are direct and simple. These make the meaning accessible and undistracted.
After glorious works like Carmela Full of Wishes and Last Stop on Market Street Bookwagon is delighted to welcome another picture book from Christian Robinson. You Matter is a book to read, share, discuss and realise.