Friday, August 11, 2017

SOUTH by Daniel Duncan / Book Review

Written & Illustrated by: Daniel Duncan
Published by: Abrams
Released on: May 2nd, 2017 
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets
A copy of this book was received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review 

When a lonely fisherman finds an injured bird on his boat, he nurtures it back to health and—since the bird can no longer migrate with its family—charts a course to head south for the winter. Together, the two form a special friendship and enjoy life at sea until both the healing process and the journey must come to an end. In the tradition of the classic Amos & BorisSouthis a story about making new friends and the bittersweet process of saying good-bye to the ones we love. It beautifully depicts the power of new beginnings and the freedom in coming home.

A touching story about friendship, and home. Duncan's picture book debut has definitely made our favorite picture book list this year. We loved this book, and it's beautiful illustrations. Not to mention the simplicity beauty of both the story telling, and the message, that even young children will be able to comprehend/understand. 

The friendship that forged between a lonely fisherman, and a lost & injured seagull, really pulled at our heartstrings. We loved the emotion that was felt through both the story, and the imagery. The journey at sea about finding home, and never forgetting those you met along the way, is priceless. This is one picture book that is definitely worth picking up. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~