Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

George has no interest in exploring the world. He is far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George will not leave home is finally revealed....

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Title:Somewhere Else
Author:Gus Gordon
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Somewhere Else Reviews

  • Dimity Powell

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consuming artwork allows this Gus Gordon's latest offering to truly take readers, somewhere else. Top marks.

  • Ampersand Inc.

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can’t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can’t be beat!

  • Heather

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams.

  • KC

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale.

  • Linda

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, “somewhere else”. They’ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say “no”. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George’s bear friend, needs a place for the winter, Pascal admits that he’s sad he hasn’t gone anywhere, and finally admits the real reason. What happens after that shows the freedom rewarded when one is finally honest about shortcomi

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, “somewhere else”. They’ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say “no”. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George’s bear friend, needs a place for the winter, Pascal admits that he’s sad he hasn’t gone anywhere, and finally admits the real reason. What happens after that shows the freedom rewarded when one is finally honest about shortcomings. It’s a great book about risk-taking and friendship. The collage/mixed-media illustrations are hard to describe, but they are wonderful to see, filled with details everywhere.

  • Earl

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends.

  • Beth

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun.

  • Bella

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic.

  • Gayle

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations.

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