Chris Raschka

The Hello, Goodbye Window

October 3, 2017
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I don't know why you say goodbye window, I say hello window.

There's no real story, just a series of events that happen when she visits her grandparents. It's kind of boring. I'm really not sure how something this banal came from the same author as The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line, both fascinatingly weird stories.

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It's fun to hang out with your grandparents.

Fortune Cookies

December 3, 2016
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Fortune cookies != magic.

It makes it seem like fortune cookies are real, but it doesn't explicitly say that. Instead of saying her fortune came true, it just says, "And guess what?" But the message basically boils down to fortune cookies being real.

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Fortune cookies are real, as far as I can tell.

A Ball for Daisy

November 16, 2016
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Just a dog and her ball.

It's a sweet, wordless book. The illustrations are incredibly good at getting across the emotions of the dog.

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Helping others makes them feel good.