ZERO LOCAL, NEXT STOP: KINDNESS, by Ethan Murrow and Vita Murrow, Candlewick Press


Inspired By A True Story!

Board the train for a story of art, diversity, and community in a near-wordless tale told through masterful, sumptuously detailed black-and-white illustrations.

Train riders are used to stressful delays on the Zero Local line. But when a new passenger shows gratitude to the driver on their daily commute, tensions begin to ease. Eventually the artistic traveler stops riding the Zero Local line, and discord begins to creep back into the train car. Will the regular passengers find a way to restore the sense of camaraderie they once felt? Inspired by a true story, Ethan and Vita Murrow share with us a tender ode to the power of art and its ability to foster friendship and community in the most unlikely of places. 

Out April 2020

40 Pages

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

“Inspired by a true story, Ethan and Vita Murrow share a tender ode to the power of art and its ability to foster friendship and community in the most unlikely of places.”

The Murrows, husband and wife team have been working together for more than fifteen years telling stories through film, video, and installation and in books… read more about them here.

There is a smoky, charcoal-like haziness to Murrow’s artwork. I absolutely love it, but not as much as I love the story the lead character tells about kindness. I will use this book mentoring my special needs adults in our new learning centre in the near future. As part of their social skills guidance, this book will show through terrific illustrations and the power of kindness and what you can accomplish by being kind.

I gave this book:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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