Window

Window

(A wordless picture book exploring the concept of exponential change.)

A mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as they can see. As Sam, the baby, grows, the view changes. At first, in a cleared patch of forest, a single house appears, A few years pass and there is a village in the distance. The village develops into a city.

Sam, now a young man, gets married, has a child of his own and moves to the country. Now father and baby look through a window in their new home. The view again is of a wilderness, but in a cleared patch of forest across a dirt road a prophetic sign reads, ‘House
Blocks for Sale’.

  • Walker Books, Australia 1991
  • Greenwillow Books USA 1991
Australian Children’s Book Council
Picture Book of the Year Award 1992
Young Australian’s Best Book Award
Picture Books 1992
Kate Greenaway Medal UK
Shortlisted 1992
Notable Book in the Field of Social Sciences USA
1992
ISBN – Hardback:
0-688-08917-8 (USA)jeann
0-688-08918-6 (USA lib. ed.)
0-7445-9676-9 (UK)
ISBN - Paperback:
0-14-054830-0 (USA)
0-7445-9486-3 (UK)
ISBN - Big Book:
0-7445-9487-1 (UK)