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We Became Jaguars | Inspire Imagination

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In We Became Jaguars by Dave Eggers and Woodrow White, Grandma comes to visit when a young boy's parents leave, and then— the rules of the house--and the world--change: grandson and grandmother transform into jaguars!

Readers follow their journey into the undiscovered world of nature, experience true freedom, and lose themselves in an exhilarating adventure. After a day of playing, running, and climbing through sumptuous landscapes, the ending will leave you wondering what's real and what's imagined.

Breathtaking and bold, We Became Jaguars is sure to give readers beautiful dreams and is definitely one of our picks for inspiring the imagination! 

DETAILS

  • Written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Woodrow White.
  • Published by Chronicle Books, March 30, 2021.
  • Ages 5 to 8 years old.
  • 0.4" H x 9.9" L x 10.3" W (1.0 lbs) 44 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Topics: Imagination, Environmental, Love & Family, Bedtime Stories

 

PRAISE FOR WE BECAME JAGUARS 

"[The] playfulness isn't restricted to language. White's illustrations are spirited and clever . . . [and] sumptuously depicted. . . . White's color palette is beautiful. . . . [S]o fantastic it feels real, or so real that it feels fantastic? A must-have tale about the power of imagination."- School Library Journal, starred review

 

Eggers' straightforward text is enlivened by simile: a lake looks like silver and tastes like moonlight and is further enhanced by White's lushly colorful illustrations. But do the two humans really become jaguars? Careful readers will find visual clues but no matter; what's really important is the book's lively celebration of imagination.-Booklist

 

"[The]?playfulness isn't restricted to language. White's illustrations are spirited and clever . . . [and] sumptuously depicted. . . . White's color palette is beautiful. . . . [S]o fantastic it feels real, or so real that it feels fantastic A must-have tale about the power of imagination."- School Library Journal, starred review