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Spanish / Mexico



Ycaza, Roger (illus.)
Ciudad de México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2021. – [42] p.
ISBN 978-607-16-7052-6

Bedtime  | Daughter  | Father  | Imaginary trip  | Wordless book  | Picture book

Reading age: 3+

White Ravens issue: 2022


»Click« is the signal word for off to bed and lights out: Click. But this little girl is quite lucky to have a dad who will take her on an exciting expedition beforehand. Just a few steps away from bed, the two are suddenly standing in the thicket of a forest full of plants and animals. All around them are sprawling vines and blossoms, creatures that fly, flutter or creep. Then soon a boat whisks them out onto the ocean, where glittering waves, innumerable fish, and a giant sea monster are waiting. From there they head out into outer space, where they float weightlessly among the stars and planets before finally returning home. Roger Ycaza’s picture book is a genuine firework. With indubitable joy and delight in fabrication, the Ecuadorian illustrator depicts an imaginary journey in illustrations that overflow in colours, lines, dots, and blobs he has brought to paper with much vigour and verve. This wordless book is perfectly suited to be looked through again and again, together, until at last it is time to say: good night! Click. [JW]