Everything we do has consequences –even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant thing . This means that, for example, if you ever have the bright idea of throwing your little sister’s doll out of the window of a tall building, even if it’s just for a laugh, you’d better be prepared to face the music! The doll in question might ricochet off the street on to a box heading out to sea where a bird might snap it up just before letting out a cry that wakes a monkey that knocks the elbow of an Arab woman about to fire an arrow that startles a camel into kicking a basket... The doll is at the heart of a series of events involving a hot air balloon, whales, mysterious rain dances and lightning-conductor umbrellas. Before we know it though our little doll drops off the wing of a plane and bounces back through the bedroom window she came from in the first place, knocking the culprit smartly on the head! What goes around comes around! In What Goes Around Comes Around Richard McGuire’s stylish graphics illustrate an entertaining tale with a message: that we never know where chance will lead us or how events in our daily lives may unknowingly result from a surprising combination of circumstances.
Richard McGuire was born in New Jersey and lives and works in New York. After studying music and art he started working as an illustrator with animation companies, film studios and major magazines, including the New Yorker. He has written and illustrated numerous highly successful books for children. Edizioni Corraini has also published his Night becomes day, The Orange Book and What’s wrong with this book?.