What Does Peace Feel Like?
As much a celebration of the five senses as an antiwar message, this bright picture book combines Radunsky’s playful gouache double-page scenarios with quotes from grade-schoolers at an international school in Rome. What does Peace look like? “Like something beautiful that goes away but will come back,” reads the text, which is accompanied by illustrations showing a cat and a dog curled up together in a big basket. Peace sounds like “raindrops falling . . . like voices singing.” Peace tastes like ice cream, in many flavors.
A great last page shows the word for peace in nearly 200 languages, from Abenaki and Afrikaans to Zapotec and Zulu.
Hazel Rochman, from Booklist
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About the author
Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many wonderful books, including ‘Discovery’ by Nobel price winner Joseph Brodsky, ‘The Maestro Plays’ by Bill Martin Jr and Woody Guthrie’s ‘Howdi Do’. He is also the author-illustrator of ‘10’ and (with Chris Raschka) of ‘Table Manners’.