We're All Wonders: Read Together Edition (Read Together, Be Together) (Hardcover)
Make family reading a regular and cherished activity with We’re All Wonders and READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER, a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine.
Over 8 million people have fallen in love with the unforgettable bestseller Wonder. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring an original adventure with 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 is 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.
Picture books in the READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER program are available at a low price for a limited time so that families everywhere can make the most of storytime. Other titles include:
• Horton Hears a Who (Dr. Seuss)
• Llama Llama Misses Mama (Anna Dewdney)
• Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (Richard Scarry)
• The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper)
• The Very Busy Spider (Eric Carle)
About the Author
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-Exupéry, Maurice Sendak, and the D’Aulaires. She was a graphic designer and art director for many years before writing Wonder. We’re All Wonders, which is based conceptually on the themes of her novel, represents the fulfillment of her dream to write and illustrate her own picture book. R.J. is also the author of Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories and 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts. She lives in Brooklyn, 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 wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.
PRAISE FOR WE’RE ALL WONDERS:
A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Award Best Picture Book
“Younger children need to hear Palacio’s important message.” —Publishers Weekly
“Employing colorful, digitally rendered art, this edition pulls the heartwarming spirit from Wonder.” –Kirkus Reviews
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