The publisher description of You Are Here by Zach Manbeck says it all: Encourages children to explore the world around them, embrace opportunities, and experience life as an adventure.
And we have seen this story before. There is really little to nothing that is new to say. However, Manbeck has illustrations that make this story interesting and have a bit of a kick. And while having a classic look and feel to them, they are also making it new and fresh.
The art reminded me somewhat of Gyo Fujikawa and their style of illustrations. Once you give it a second blush, you can see the obvious differences, but that lightness, sweetness and even mischievous is there. The mixture of children and animals gives everything a fantastical look and tone. The realism is there, but it is dreamy and a bit abstract as well. It is not a book for everyone, but I think everyone could find something to enjoy about it. There is diversity with the characters and there is a familiarity to it. There is old school and modern tone to the story and art giving it an overall almost surreal element.
I would say this would work best for a one-on-one reading, but I could see it done as a read-aloud for a small group. Also, it would probably work best for a child who is not overly active as the theme is not one of action and adventure, but of a soft, imaginative one. And the charming illustrations add to that tone.
(all images from online)