The Kiosk

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A charming and original picture book about pursuing your dreams and believing in yourself. With cutout kiosk window to spark imaginative play and interactive reading.

Imagine living and working every day in the same small kiosk. For years, the kiosk has been Olga’s life. She spends her days inside reading travel magazines and dreaming of escaping to distant places. One day a chance occurrence turns her upside down—literally—and sets her off on an unexpected journey.

This inspiring and quirky picture book for 5 to 8 year olds contains bright and original illustrations full of humor and warmth. Its front cover features a clever cutout kiosk window so that young readers can see Olga stuck behind her kiosk or use their imagination and get behind it to sell things from their own pretend shop!

A warm and curious story about someone who is stuck finding a way to escape their daily routine and be free. The story was originally produced as an internationally recognized short animation screened at over 100 festivals around the world.

“The most captivating and original book.”—The New York Times

Anete Melece is a Latvian author, illustrator and film animator. She has published a number of books and her animated films have received awards at multiple international film festivals, including Kiosk (2013).

Praise for The Kiosk
“The most captivating and original book…The pictures of Olga are wonderfully inventive and strange, done in bright colors reminiscent of Matisse paintings. A parable for our time, The Kiosk is about escaping a confining routine and finding something better, about being ‘stuck’, as Melece herself has described it, and figuring out a way to ‘start a journey to your happy place exactly as you are’.”—The New York Times

The Kiosk steps out of this straitjacket, introducing young readers to a very different visual language and style, expanding horizons and visual literacies..”—IBBY UK

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978-1-77657-299-1
$14.24
978-1-77657-371-4
$23.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2020
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV019000, JUV039140, JUV068000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 640
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Reviews

The New York Times

“A parable for our time, ‘The Kiosk’ is about escaping a confining routine and finding something better, about being ‘stuck,’ as Melece herself has described it, and figuring out a way to ‘start a journey to your happy place exactly as you are.’”—The New York Times

School Library Journal

“Melece’s text works seamlessly with her colorful, light-hearted, cartoony illustrations.”—School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: Anete Melece

Anete Melece works in Latvia and Switzerland in graphic art, illustration, comics, and animation.