Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon

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.

Details Somewhere Else

TitleSomewhere Else
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherNeal Porter Books
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Adventure, Animals, Travel

Reviews Somewhere Else

  • Earl
    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends.
  • KC
    Multi media use in this great adventure tale.
  • 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!
  • Figgy
    Review to come.
  • Mary
    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, what place they wanted to visit, and what George's excuse was for not being able to go.
  • Lynn
    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George!I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it!And, be sure to spend some time on the endpapers!
  • Beth
    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun.
  • Seema Rao
    Attractive collage style illustrations accompany a story about a bear with a series wanderlust and how he starts his adventure
  • Debbie
    Gus Gordon writes in a sweet and tender way. This story is lovely, and the pictures offer a lot to discover.