LGBTQ Books, TOYS, GIFTS

Over the Shop

OVER THE SHOP

(9781536201475)
Hardcover, $16.99
Ages 3-7
http://candlewick.com/r/overtheshop-gp (Bookshop.org)

Description:

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family. Over the Shop throws open the doors to what it means to accept people for who they are and to fill your home with love and joy.

Praise for Over the Shop:

“A story about warmth, hospitality, and the way human beings can learn to change at any age.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A dedication to trans activists and some characters who are nonbinary in dress and clothing make a simple message of love and acceptance resonate subtly.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

• “A few carefully placed pride rainbows make queerness explicit…A wordless, singing infusion of love and energy into a home.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

• “The grandparent’s gender, as well as that of the lanky, short-haired half of the affectionate renter couple, are deliberately ambiguous, and the rainbow flag that flies over the window of the resurrected store invites a multiplicity of audience responses. The silent narrative attests to the common weal of a diverse community.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books (starred review)