The Great Googlini
Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers.
Ultimately about the things we can know and the things we can’t, this is a smart, touching, funny chapter book about growing up, braving tough times and looking for answers.
In a starred review, Kirkus said:
“Cassidy has crafted a thoughtful glimpse into the life of an immigrant family, and despite the refreshingly straightforward look at cancer and the struggle of having a loved one undergo treatment, the narrative retains its slice-of-life focus. Chua’s spot art…gives some visual depth to various scenes, and helps nascent chapter-book readers with comprehension and pacing.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
I’m so thrilled for readers to see Charlene’s beautiful chapter book illustration, and can’t wait to share more by Charlene in the future!