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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library E D (Text) 33500013736780 New Checked out 04/13/2023
McIntosh Public Library E D (Text) 33500013736798 New Available -
Roseau Public Library e DOE (Text) 35500006639775 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316312264
  • ISBN: 0316312266
  • Physical Description: 40 pages 40 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Finn is in a bad mood, so his grandfather takes him on a walk in the forest, and tells him about all the things that are beneath the surface of plants and animals--and even people.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    One morning, Grandpa walks into Finn's room and finds the child sitting beneath a quilt and in a terrible mood. When they go for a walk together, Finn insists on staying under the quilt. Grandpa says, "I'll remember to think of what's beneath." The concept of thinking about what lies below the surface becomes the theme of his observations and gently delivered advice. Sometimes you know what's beneath (the roots of trees), but other times, you can only guess. With people, "Beneath appearances are experiences." And sometimes, "Beneath someone who looks like they won't understand . . . is someone who knows exactly how you feel." Gradually, Finn emerges from the quilt and the unspoken emotional burden. There's plenty here to discuss on various levels, from the visual clues suggesting a reason for Finn's gloom to the idea that people's actions reflect experiences that others can't see, but even young children can relate to Finn waking up in a bad mood and slowly recovering. The inviting digital art works seamlessly with the well-worded text in this original picture book. Preschool-Grade 3. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Cori Doerrfeld is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of The Rabbit Listened and has also created art for such books as That’s Life! and Help Mom Work from Home! Originally from Illinois, Cori moved to Minnesota for college and quickly fell in love with the state’s natural beauty. This book is her homage to the North Shore along Lake Superior as well as the magnificence and mystery one may find when surrounded by nature. It is also a nod to her dad and Grandpa Lenny and an examination of the many layers that make up the human experience. Today, Cori can still be found exploring Minnesota—now with her husband, two children, and rescue dog, Jinx.

Subject: Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Juvenile fiction.
Mood (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Mood (Psychology) > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Picture books.

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