About this Book A book that beautifully illustrates the streets in housing estates during dusk when heading out for a walk and the possible encounters with nature and people. With a setting that feels both specific and universal and a story full of homages to The Snowy Day, Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have created a singular book — at once about the idea of home and the magic of curiosity, but also about how a sense of safety and belonging is something to which every child is entitled.
Reviews from Around the World Ever since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated with windows lit up in the night. Driving through familiar or unfamiliar neighbourhoods, to catch a small glimpse into someone's house is to catch a fleeting moment of story waiting to be told. Windows honours those fleeting stories by making us ponder them for just a few seconds longer." - Beth, Amazon
I've been looking for beautifully illustrated, meaningful picture books to give to my five and seven-year-old neighbors for the holidays. This simple story about a child's walk through the local neighbourhood and all the things one can see there that might fit the bill. It's a lovely book that conveys a sense of comfort and belonging through its vision of a community where everyone is doing something different, yet all are participating and contributing and active. The little peek that we have into their daily lives through the "windows" of the title are fascinating and illuminating. I especially love the way the illustrator does sunsets; the colours are vivid and the gradations of shading are so realistic. Plus, the book is an homage to Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day, one of my favorite picture books. The lovely artwork, by illustrator E.B. Goodale, is done in a mixture of ink, watercolor, letterpress, and digital collage. - Julie, Amazon