How do you illustrate the moment before you know how yelling “I GOT IT!” is going to turn out?
Depending on how you look at it, David Wiesner’s new mostly wordless book is the answer.
If you don’t know David Wiesner’s work, you have some joyful moments in front of you. He’s the author of Caldecott-winning Tuesday (personal favorite) as well as Mr. Wuffles and June 29, 1999. He also illustrated Fish Girl, a super graphic novel.
And here’s the thing. After reading this book, I was thinking about the way we reimagine and replay moments in our lives, and I remembered Kate Atkinson’s great novel, Life After Life. It’s 439 pages and might not appeal to most picture book readers, but my brain made the leap and connected it to I Got It! I just find that amazing. Brains. They’re always up to something.
Thank you, brain.
I Got It! by David Wiesner