Over the Shop

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Over the Shop
Written by JonArno Lawson
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536201475
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Over the Shop

author: JonArno Lawson
illustrator: Qin Leng

A lonely little girl and her grandparent need to fill the run-down apartment in their building. But taking over the quarters above their store will mean major renovations for the new occupants, and none of the potential renters can envision the possibilities of the space—until one special couple shows up. With their ingenuity, the little girl’s big heart, and heaps of hard work, the desperate fixer-upper begins to change in lovely and surprising ways. In this bustling wordless picture book, JonArno Lawson’s touching story and Qin Leng’s gentle illustrations capture all angles of the building’s transformation, as well as the evolving perspectives of the girl and her grandparent. A warm and subtly nuanced tale, Over the Shop throws open the doors to what it means to accept people for who they are and to fill your home with love and joy.

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
1536201472 /  9781536201475
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 8 1/4" x 11"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Animals; Family; LGBTQ+;
author’s comments:
JonArno Lawson is an acclaimed Canadian poet and writer who has published several works of verse and books for children, including the award-winning Sidewalk Flowers, illustrated by Sydney Smith and A Day for Sandcastles, illustrated by Qin Leng. JonArno Lawson lives in Toronto with his family.
illustrator’s comments:
Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator of children’s books, including A Day for Sandcastles, written by JonArno Lawson. She has received many awards for her animated short films and her artwork. She lives in Toronto with her family.
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