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By Zo-O (pen name)

From 3 to 7 | 64 pages

A quirky and relatable story about balancing creativity and connection

A crow finds itself in an empty corner and begins to make the space its own. First, it furnishes the corner with a bed, a bookshelf, a rug, even a potted plant. In the newly decorated space, the crow reads and eats, listens to music and waters the plant, but something’s missing. What is it?

The crow decides to decorate more, drawing geometric patterns on the walls in yellow. The corner is filled with color and shapes, but something is still missing. The crow adds a window, and finally discovers what it needed all along—a way to connect with the world outside and to make a new friend.

This highly original, almost-wordless picture book is the first title by award-winning Korean author and illustrator Zo-O to be published in English. Soft, detailed illustrations of the cozy corner will inspire kids to express themselves in their own spaces, and the crow’s problem-solving skills encourage readers to think about how they can comfortably step outside of their comfort zone.

Zo-O (pen name)

"A quirky, thought-provoking, and stunning reminder that a house is not a home."

- Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

"A cleverly wrought tale of growth, inventiveness, and how an impulse to nurture brings life into a space, allowing a being to thrive."

- Publishers Weekly - STARRED REVIEW

"Exploring themes of growth, trying new things, and broadening one’s view, this understated story uses ever-expanding visual images to skillfully convey layers of meaning."

- Booklist

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