You Can’t Be Too Careful


Follow the white rose and the gardener along alternative space-time paths in this study of causality, consequence, and the interconnectedness of life. More than a dozen eccentric characters are introduced – a circus monkey, a fake doctor who wants to play the bagpipes, Rajah the Malodorous, and more. The book expresses serious questions about the dangers of greed and the importance of kindness. Complex colored pencil drawings and torn paper illustrations will make you want to look again at this paradoxical story. mjw
Title: You Can’t Be Too Careful
Author: Roger Mello
: Roger Mello
: Elsewhere Editions.   Brooklyn, NY
: 2017
Original Language
: Portuguese
: Daniel Hahn
Original Title
: Todo Cuidado e pouco!
Original Publisher
: Companhia das Letras, Sao Paolo
Original Copyright
: 1999
: 978-0-914671-64-0
Hardcover pages
: 36
Age range
: 5-8
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Author’s residence
: Brazil
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence
: Brazil
: 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2018 Batchelder Honor Award
: Action, Avarice, Kindness, Greed, Roses

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