Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Journey by Aaron Becker, Book Review

By: Aaron Becker
Published by: Candlewick Press
Released on: August 6th, 2013
Source: Bought
5 Owlets: We Loved It!
Age Recommendation: All
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Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.

JOURNEY is a wordless book that is full of imagination and wonder. Filled with beautiful illustrations, the story takes readers on an epic adventure with an amazing young girl and her red crayon. I love that this is a book where the story is told using pictures, vs words. Journey is a picture book that is just that, a book full of pictures. There's a few pictures that I would totally take out of the book to frame and hang in my library, they're that good.

Journey is a timeless story that readers of all ages will enjoy. It's a story with an unforgettable adventure that will inspire young minds to pick up their crayons, and allow their imaginations to take them on their own journey.

* JOURNEY was awarded the Caldecott Honor this year.

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