Front cover image for Corner


Zo-O (Author, Illustrator), Ellen Jang (Translator)
"In this (almost wordless) picture book, the sole character, a crow, finds themselves in a new and completely empty space. With nothing to do, boredom sets in, and the crow decides to take matters into their own hands. The crow starts to decorate, adding a bed, a bookshelf, a lamp, and even a potted plant. Everything is placed neatly in the corner of the room, and slowly the corner begins to reflect the life and personality of its occupant. These furnishings help, but it's not enough. The crow spends time watering the plant, reading, sleeping. However, in the end, there's still not much to do but stare at the wall. "Hello?" the crow calls out. But nobody answers. The crow wonders what else they can add to the space to make it their own. They start small, using a small piece of yellow chalk. The reader watches the plant grow as time passes, and the crow draws squares and rectangles on the walls, filling the space with beautiful, glowing geometric patterns. The room fills with colour as the crow thrives in a space complete with wall art, a healthy plant growing taller, and music for dancing. But something is still missing. So, after thinking on it, the crow adds one last thing -- a window! "Hello?" the crow asks once again. And this time, they are greeted in return by a passerby on the other side of the window."-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Owlkids Books, Toronto, 2023
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 x 15 cm
9781771475327, 1771475323
Originally published in Korean as Na eui guseok by Woongjin Thinking Co., Ltd. in 2020
In English, translated from Korean