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Outside, Inside

Cover: 'Outside, Inside'

Staff Review: "Outside, Inside" by LeUyen Pham

★★★★★

The cover of this picture book immediately caught my eye when I saw a beautiful illustration of a girl and a black cat peering out of a window. The hearts hanging in the window and the title alluded to it being set in the current pandemic, and I'm so glad I picked up this picture book from our new releases section. 

This is a really wonderful glimpse into the lives of everyday people during the pandemic, while also celebrating essential workers and giving a positive message that we're all connected and we should be protecting each other through our actions. A bonus for me was the adorable cat that follows the characters throughout the story! I would also highly recommend reading the author's note in the back of the book as well. The author's note is a glimpse into the author's own experience during the pandemic and let's readers know that the illustrations throughout the picture book are based off of real people in the author's life, which I found to be really impactful. I highly recommend this timely picture book!

Audience: children | Genre: picture book

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