34pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2021
A rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar. A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that there’s room for everyone after all.
"Khan’s rhymes are electric, her wordplay flawless, and her sound effects entertaining to say aloud. López’s (Lion of the Sky) marvelous illustrations, in acrylic, ink, graphite, and digital media, employ a multitude of patterns and textures, hustling and bustling right along with the constant, colorful activity." The Horn Book
"This irrepressible story in verse by newcomer Khan is simultaneously a counting book and a study in generosity of spirit. López (I Am Smoke) brings bright color, fine draftsmanship, and communal warmth to jovially packed spreads. Even the characters’ robes and the attractive chaos of the things they carry are captured with care in this affirming portrait set in East Africa." Publishers Weekly
Writer and educator Naaz Khan was born in India, has lived in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kenya, and currently lives in Washington, DC. She works for the Open Book Foundation.
Mercè López has illustrated projects for different markets from design, editorial, cinema, and theatre to publishing. She lives in Mallorca, Spain.