Explorers

Explorers Review

From Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell, Explorers is a new picture book about an extraordinary trip to a museum.

When a family goes to a local museum, a boy notices a homeless man sitting outside, making brightly colored origami birds. He convinces his dad to buy a bird the man makes just for him.

Once inside the museum, his little sister takes the bird and launches it into the air. Is it lost? Soon another boy helps him look, and the paper bird brings two families―and two new friends―together.

With the style he used in Wolf in the Snow, Matthew Cordell shows how an ordinary family outing can be both extraordinary and magical.

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    Explorers Reviews

  • Jon Nakapalau

    Wonderful book on friendship and sharing....

  • Villain E

    A silent picture book about how we're all really the same. A white family visits a museum. The son has a flying toy insect which he throws around. At one point, it's caught by a boy in a muslim family...

  • Lynn

    Wonderful wordless tale of a family trip to a museum, sharing and a little magic. Loved it!...

  • Leslie

    Beautiful ode to museums and making new friends. Iove the nods to my favorite Chicago museum....

  • Barbara

    In this almost wordless picture book [the only text consists of the sounds made by the flying origami bird and the snatching of the flyer by human hands] a boy and his parents and little sister head o...

  • Becky B

    A family is headed to the natural history museum. They stop for hot dogs on the street outside and the boy gets a flying toy insect from a man set up beside the hot dog vender with the word "Magic" ab...

  • Kim

    I was a little confused about this one. After buying an origami bird from a man on the street, a family goes to a museum. Several times the boy loses the bird and it is returned by another family. The...

  • Margaret Boling

    3/8/2020 ~ The story of the kids is interesting, but the expressions on the parents' faces are priceless! Images (and graphic novels) really are a powerful way of helping kids learn empathy. 7/2/2019 ...

  • Tina Hoggatt

    Utterly affecting wordless book by a master storyteller and illustrator (and he has the Caldecott - for Wolf In The Snow - to prove it). In the opening pages a family gets lunch and encounters a homel...

  • Linda

    Who needs words when you have Matthew Cordell's wonderful Illustrations! My granddaughters and I visit our Museum of Nature and Science often and this story reminds me of all that happens, except for ...