By: Davide Cali & Maria Dek
Where does the world end? Where does the sidewalk end? There seems to be a whimsical fascination with endings in children’s literature. Maybe it has something to do with the end of childhood — it’s out there, somewhere, on the border of adolescence. But because all children mature at different rates, it’s difficult to pinpoint. When will it strike? Will you even be aware of its beginning? There are pros and cons to the end of childhood. Adults have power; they can decide things for themselves. But adults also give up recess, summer break, so many of the reliable hallmarks of childhood. Perhaps it’s not surprising that so many children’s books examine the idea of the end.
- 40 pages, 11.5 X 9.1 X 0.45 in