Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

George has no interest in exploring the world. He is far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George will not leave home is finally revealed....

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Title:Somewhere Else
Author:Gus Gordon
ISBN:Somewhere else
  • Somewhere Else: A Picture Book
  • Ailleurs
  • Irgendwohin oder der Tag, an dem George das Fliegen lernte
  • Ailleurs
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  • Jillian
    Mar 22, 2018
    I liked it - it has charm and whimsy, and although sometimes it comes right up to the edge of "trying too hard," it never quite crosses it. The illustrations can be a bit exhausting at first, until I just learned to tune out some of the busy-ness. The story overall is quite nice - ...
  • Tasha
    Feb 14, 2018
    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...
  • Barbara
    Jan 27, 2018
    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...
  • robyn
    Jan 31, 2018
    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Jan 04, 2018
    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...
  • La Coccinelle
    Jul 14, 2018
    This is a cute story about a bird (a duck?) named George Laurent who likes to bake, so much so that he's always too busy to fly anywhere like all the other birds. The story was simple, but sweet, and I liked the secondary character, Pascal Lombard. He's a bear, so he doesn't fly anywhe...
  • Figgy
    Nov 13, 2016
    Review to come. ...
  • Darinda
    Feb 26, 2018
    George is a bird who never flies north, or south... or anywhere. He always stays home. All his friends visit on their way to amazing places, but he never joins them. One day, he meets Pascal, a bear, who is also alone. When Pascal learns George's secret of why he never joins his friend...
  • Jesse
    Jun 11, 2018
    A sweet story of a duck who has missed out on opportunities his entire life because he's afraid to say that he doesn't understand something basic to most other birds. Luckily, he has a friend who helps him out and takes him on adventures! I felt like this could be a wonderful compariso...
  • Linda
    Jan 07, 2018
    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...
  • Dimity Powell
    Aug 23, 2017
    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...
  • Juliana Lee
    Apr 08, 2018
    George was different from other birds. Other birds fly north or south, George preferred to stay home and bake. All his bird friends encouraged him to fly away with them, but George always found something else to do instead. Then one winter, after all the other birds had gone, George ad...
  • Earl
    Dec 06, 2017
    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...
  • KC
    Dec 28, 2017
    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...
  • Gayle
    Jan 10, 2018
    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...
  • Bella
    Jan 05, 2018
    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...
  • Beth
    Dec 28, 2017
    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...
  • Mary
    Aug 29, 2017
    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...
  • Ampersand Inc.
    Mar 29, 2017
    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...
  • charlene.librarian
    Jan 07, 2019
    I do like the mashup of collage pieces in the illustration. ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 18, 2018
    Gordon, Gus Somewhere Else. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), 2017. $18. 9781626723498 While most birds fly elsewhere for the winter, George stays put. He's too busy to explore -- or so he tells everyone. But when a friendly bear stops by, George finally confesses the t...
  • BiblioBickie
    Feb 08, 2018
    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...
  • Francis Thibeault
    Mar 25, 2018
    La couverture de cet album nous laisse songeur: qu'est-ce qu'un oiseau fait l, regarder le vol des autres oiseaux? En fait, c'est que Georges, l'oiseau blanc sur la couverture, n'aime pas voyager, tout aussi dbord la maison qu' l'extrieur de celle-ci. Mais en s'occupant...
  • Mere
    Nov 04, 2018
    A tale of knowing who you are. George is a homebody bird who is very at baking. George?s friends who are always dropping by, to ask George to travel with them, but he always refuses by saying that he is too busy. But the real reason is that he can?t fly. The words and p...
  • Nicole
    Jan 09, 2018
    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    Feb 12, 2018
    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...
  • RhiannaH
    Feb 21, 2018
    A lovely book that illustrates how help from our friends can encourage us to be braver and to live outside our comfort zone. ...
  • Heather
    Jan 15, 2018
    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...
  • Karen
    Feb 22, 2018
    George loves his home and baking and entertaining his friends. Why would he want to leave and fly south? Or any direction for that matter? His friend pushes the point and discovers that George has a secret. On the day that the other ducks learned to fly, George was distracted and never...
  • Kat Harrison
    May 03, 2018
    A charming tale of a bird who can't fly (but can make a mean pie) and his gentle friend, Pascal, who as it turns out is not very good at the things he says he is. The mixed media illustrations bring an air of well-traveled to an otherwise breezy text. Though likely not the story's inte...