Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup [in Shelf Awareness]
Britta Teckentrup presents a wide, expansive world in Under the Same Sky. All the many species – lions, penguins, wolves, domestic cats – are connected by “the same love,” “the same games,” and “the same songs.” Even forest bears and tropic flamingos “face the same storms” only to “dream the same dreams … together.”
Teckentrup’s words provide a comforting, calming message of interconnectedness: despite how different we look, how diverse our environments, how different our experiences, certain shared, basic traits bind us together. She visually manifests the connections, using a clever pattern of peek-through cutouts that links two double-page spreads together. The deers dashing through a mountainous range, for example, “play the same games” as the rabbits in a flowering meadow – the two scenes conjoined by a cutout cloud. Warmly inviting, Teckentrup’s picture book becomes a wishful hope for world peace.
Discover: Wherever we are in the world, Britta Teckentrup shows readers how we are all connected together Under the Same Sky.