By Liniers. Published by Toon Books.
Hardcover, 40 pages, Colour, 2021.
A celebration of the magical bonds that unite children! When her two big sisters embark on an adventure to explore a mysterious island, the youngest one doesn't want to be left behind. What shines through from this funny story's gut-wrenchingly scary beginning ("There was a terrible plane crash!") to its sweet and satisfying ending is Liniers's admiration for the imaginative powers of childhood.
"As soon as I took this photo of my three young daughters looking at the jungle in the Yucatan, Mexico, I began to imagine this book," says Ricardo Liniers Siri, about the moment inspiration struck for Wildflowers. Liniers's U.S. debut The Big Wet Balloon, was selected as one of Parents Magazine's Top Ten, and his second book starring his girls, Good Night, Planet, was the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Comics for Beginning Readers. This third book completes the set of the author's ode to his three daughters. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the family is now happily inhabiting the mysterious jungles of Vermont.
"WHERE THE OTHER WILD THINGS ARE...An older sister to Sendak's work, maybe taking place on the next island over from Max's wild rumpus."
--The New York Times
School Library Journal Best Graphic Novels of 2021
★ "Argentine American cartoonist Liniers applies both conventions of magical realism and a keen understanding of how children’s minds work to this weird and wonderful story. Like children’s backyard play, sheer delight."
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
★ "A charming celebration of nature, siblinghood, and imaginative play."
—The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED review
★ "A dazzling ode to the magic of childhood. A Must for all graphic novel collections."
—School Library Journal, STARRED review
"A wildly imaginative tale, spangled by magic realism and Argentine conflation of reality and fantasy."
"A winsome comic, perfectly pitched to emerging readers.”
"Quirky and endearing, it’s a journey both internal and external.”