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Going Up

$16.50

An elevator ride to a birthday party turns into a shared experience bursting with joy in this multicultural story about community, togetherness and the special feeling of belonging. Playfully combining the excitement and anticipation of a party with children’s universal love of riding in elevators, Sherry J. Lee’s picture book story is ultimately about community and a sense of belonging.

Themes in this book include living with a solo parent, living in an apartment building, community, and friendships with people of many ethnicities, religions, beliefs, and sizes.

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Playfully combining the excitement and anticipation of a party with children’s universal love of riding in elevators, Sherry J. Lee’s picture book story is ultimately about community and a sense of belonging. With characters from many cultural backgrounds, it showcases the everyday diversity that many urban children experience. Charlene Chua’s illustrations provide loads of funny details and visual narratives that aren’t in the text, making for a multilayered reading experience. The book’s tall, narrow trim size adds to the effect of the rising elevator.

 

This hardcover copy of Going Up! was written by Sherry J. Lee and illustrated by Charlene Chua.

Published by Kids Can Press

ISBN: 978-1525301131