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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Review: Under the Same Sky

Britta Teckentrup never fails to take my breath away with her soft and soulful creations. 

Under the Same Sky is a timely book celebrating unity. It's a story of hope and beauty, looking at how we all love, play and dream 'wherever we are'.

Teckentrup gives us a glimpse at the natural world, at animals from birds and rabbits, to lions and bears, all living in vastly different habitats, but all sharing similarities as they look towards 'the same sky'.

With a little help from its sweet, peek-through design, Teckentrup's rhyming text is short and repetitive, but the lyrical and thoughtful words relay a simple message that packs a powerful punch.

As always, Teckentrup's illustrations are exquisite, conveying a warmth and togetherness we all yearn for in the world these days.

The soothing, earthy tones of the illustrations are offset by large blocks of colour, while the thick matte pages enhance the stunning production.

There's something so reassuring and uplifting about this book and the world Teckentrup portrays. This is the world we want to share with our children.

Title: Under the Same Sky
Author/Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Little Tiger Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 July 2017
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781848575868
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book