A nearly wordless story about compassion, friendship, and perspective.
High on a balcony, a girl watches the world passersby hurrying along, carrying umbrellas in the rain, riding bikes and walking dogs. She wishes that someone anyone! would look up and notice her. Finally, one day, a boy does. Realizing she can't see anything but the tops of people's heads, he lays flat on the pavement. . . and then another person does. . . . and another. The girl smiles, and color begins to brighten her gray world as does her newfound friendship.
With spare, simple text and striking black-and-white illustrations depicting the girl's bird's-eye-view of the world, Look Up! is a striking, emotional story about the incredible impact of simple kindnesses and the unexpected joy of looking at the world a new way.
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
About the Author
Hospitalized as a child, Jung Jin-Ho found friendship and companionship in his books. Born in Daegu, Korea, he currently lives in Seoul.