Just Because | Barnett Arsenault | Hardie Grant
Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault.
Why is the ocean blue? What is rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s night-time wonderings. Any child who has ever asked “Why?” – and any parent who has attempted an explanation – will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond “Just because”.
- Mac explores themes of curiosity, imagination, and the creative potential of a child’s dreams in a brief and unique form that will make for a compelling read-aloud.
- Mac and Isabelle are paired for the very first time, and are a perfect match – two highly esteemed creators at the height of their talents.
- Isabelle Arsenault has won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature three times and has twice been on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year list.