In Plain Sight / written by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. 10.19.2017

Roaring Brook Press ISBN 9781626722552

PRI K-Grade 3 Rating: 5

Little Sophie finds missing items for her grandpa in the book, In Plain Sight. Sophie’s grandpa lives with Sophie and her parents. Every day when Sophie comes home from school, she helps grandpa find something that he “lost” during the day. Every so often he even has a treat for her, but the best treat of all is time spent with a man she loves.

Richard Jackson writes a sweet story, and Jerry Pinkney’s lovely illustrations made In Plain Sight a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. With a few simple words, and a few detailed paintings, Jackson and Pinkney illustrate the love between the members of this family. Grandpa has a twinkle in his eye as he “loses” items each day, and part of the fun of reading this book is looking for the missing item that is hidden in the illustrations.

Kristina Wolcott, CLJ