Meet a child with superhero-like abilities . . . and the parents who are racing to keep up with her in this sweetly funny picture book about the blur of childhood, from the award-winning creators of Drawn Together. A perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones--from graduations to birthdays and beyond!
From the very beginning, there was something different about this child... An ultrasonic voice. Fantastically elastic limbs. Super-magnetic powers. But it wasn’t until the child took her first steps that she became: THE BLUR!
Nothing can stand in her way as she takes the world by storm: always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she is zipping through the days, and zooming over the years…
Framed as an origin story, here is a fun superhero romp for kids, filled with bold and bright illustrations, that will pull at the hearstrings of every parent.
"Time flies" defines parenthood in these pages from the previous collaborators, which trace a child's maturation from babyhood to adult. Infancy, Lê writes, is "a total blur" of sleepless nights and smelly diapers for the caretakers of a child with a "supersonic voice, fantastically elastic limbs," and other super traits. But it's followed all too soon by toddlerhood, when the child becomes "THE BLUR"—a creature who is "ALWAYS ON THE MOVE!" Santat's digitally enhanced watercolor and colored pencil vignettes follow an Asian-cued family through a progression of familiar signposts; the young force of unstoppable energy zooms through pool time, piano lessons, birthday parties, scouting, learning to drive, graduation, and, finally, leaving for college, with occasional moments when "time stood perfectly still." The target audience should get a kick out of seeing adults consistently but lovingly befuddled by the youth's growth and antics, but one suspects the real audience is parents themselves—especially those looking back from the perspective of a graduation ceremony or other milestone. Ages 3–7.