The Resource We're all wonders, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio

We're all wonders, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio

Label
We're all wonders
Title
We're all wonders
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio
Title variation
We are all wonders
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Augie enjoys the company of his dog, Daisy, and using his imagination, but painfully endures the taunts of his peers because of his facial deformity
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
Review
  • Dispensing with the plot and multicharacter perspective of her much-lauded middle grade novel, Wonder (which also inspired the “Choose Kind” antibullying movement), Palacio focuses this picture book spin-off
			 on the reflections of her hero and narrator, Auggie. “I just don’t look ordinary,” he says, and while what makes him so isn’t specified, readers can see the difference between his single-eyed, featureless face (based on Tad Carpenter’s cover illustration for the original novel) and Palacio’s drawings of other kids. The love of Auggie’s mother (“She says I’m a wonder!”), the companionship of his dog, Daisy, and his pretend play as an astronaut all help the boy momentarily escape the taunts of his peers. But he also holds out the hope, which the penultimate spread seems to affirm, that “people can change the way they see” and learn to appreciate the sentiment expressed in the title. Younger children need to hear Palacio’s important message, but the wistful nostrums and flat, decorative cartooning don’t fully do justice to her novel. Ages 4–8. Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/23/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 04, p)
  • Auggie, from the bestselling novel Wonder (2012), returns as a picture-book protagonist.Though Auggie tries to do the normal things other kids do—ride a bike, eat ice cream, play ball—he doesn't look like other kids. Though it takes knowledge of previous installments in the Wonder series to understand that Auggie has serious facial deformities and has had many corrective surgeries, it is clear what Auggie endures from other kids: "Sometimes they stare at me. They point or laugh. They even say mean things behind my back. But I can hear them." His mother tells him he's a wonder; in fact, "we're all wonders," Auggie informs readers. But with no characterization and little in the text beyond inspirational messages, it's not clear what makes Auggie a wonder; he wants to be taken as he is, but readers—unless they have read the other volumes—never come to know him. Borrowing the now-iconic stylized image of a nearly featureless, one-eyed, white Auggie from the original hardcover edition and employing colorful, digitally rendered art, this edition pulls the heartwarming spirit from Wonder but little of the substance. Auggie's first-person point of view is too narrow to allow for the range of voices that made the novel so rich. Palacio has perhaps mined the same material once too often. A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557421
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palacio, R. J
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.P17526
LC item number
We 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 1.5.
  • 1.5
  • 1.5
  • 1.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wonder Palacio
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Self-acceptance
  • Teasing
  • Imagination
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Self-acceptance
  • Teasing
  • Imagination
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Imagination
  • Self-acceptance
  • Teasing
Target audience
primary
Label
We're all wonders, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio
Link
http://rjpalacio.com/
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn984149068
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780605965102
Lccn
2016046953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781524766498
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)984149068
Label
We're all wonders, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio
Link
http://rjpalacio.com/
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn984149068
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780605965102
Lccn
2016046953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781524766498
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)984149068

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