Author(s): R. J. Palacio (Illustrator)
The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio.
Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy.
Countless fans have asked R. J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We're All Wonders, she makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world--a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way.
We're All Wonders may be Auggie's story, but it taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.
Praise for Wonder:
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Top 100 Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection
A Washington Post Best Kids' Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
An NPR Outstanding Backseat Book Club Pick
An Entertainment Weekly 10 Great Kids' Books Selection
"A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation." --The Wall Street Journal
"A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for." --Entertainment Weekly
"Rich and memorable." --The New York Times Book Review
August (Auggie) Pullman is a boy wonder, whom we met and loved in the inspirational novel Wonder which has sold over 5 million copies. Now R J Palacio tells the story of the boy with the facial abnormality as a picture book for younger readers.
We’re All Wonders shows children what it’s like for a little boy to look very different but who longs to fit in and be accepted for who he is underneath. Palacio describes the text as a “haiku version of Wonder”. Coupled with her bright, cartoon-like illustrations, it’s an ideal way for adults to talk about empathy, difference and kindness with young children.
Encourages us to treat everyone with a little more tolerance and kindness, however they may look * Sunday Express * Ideal for younger readers . . . Perfect for helping them understand differences * The Sun *
R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration with the hopes of someday following in the footsteps of her favorite childhood author-illustrators, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Maurice Sendak, and the D'Aulaires. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
We're All Wonders, which is based conceptually on the themes of her novel, represents the fulfilment of her dream to write and illustrate her own picture book. In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories and 365 Days of Wonder.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is surrounded by magical water towers, with her husband, their two sons, and their two dogs, Bear and Beau. Learn more about her at rjpalacio.com or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.