In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Written by Richard Jackson

Publisher’s Summary
Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it’s Grandpa whom Sophie runs to.

“Here I am, Grandpa!”
“Ah, Sophie, how was your day?”

As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he’s “lost” throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

Primary Source Pairing:
Grandpa and Sophie engage in a game of look and find in this fun picture book. Can you find what Grandpa has lost? For this primary source pairing, use the book as the primary source and invite students to look with Sophie for what Grandpa has lost. After readers have found what was missing, what else can they see? What other treasures are hidden in the illustrations?

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see.
  • Can you find with Grandpa lost and Sophie is looking for?
  • What do you notice first?
  • What people and objects are shown?
  • How are they arranged?
  • What is the setting?
  • What’s happening in the image?
  • Find something small that is interesting to you.

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Illustration From Book: Macmillan