Monday, April 16, 2018

THE GOLDEN GLOW by Benjamin Flouw / Book Review #TheGoldenGlow

Written & Illustrated By: Benjamin Flouw
Published by: Tundra Books
To Be Released on: May 15th, 2018 
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: The Publisher | Amazon 
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Rating: 5 Owlets
An e-copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever in this stylish picture book about a quest for a rare and mysterious plant.

Fox loves nature. There's nothing he enjoys more than reading about and picking flowers. One evening he comes across a rare specimen in his old botany book -- the golden glow, a plant from the Wellhidden family, found only in the mountains . . . a plant that has yet to be described. Fascinated, Fox decides to set off on a quest in search of the mysterious Golden Glow. He packs his knapsack, a map, a compass, a flashlight, a sleeping bag and other items for his hike. Along the way Fox observes many different kinds of trees and plants. He also encounters woodland friends who help him make it to the summit of the mountain. But when Fox eventually stumbles upon the object of his quest, he makes a surprising decision.

With spreads of educational content interspersed throughout, The Golden Glow is a charming story that details the simple pleasures of a nature hike and celebrates observing the beauty of nature.

Like the rare flower in this story, The Golden Glow is a gem of a read. It's one that brings the outdoors to life, and stirs the adventurer's heart to want to be along side Mr. Fox in his quest to find the mysterious, rare flower high on the mountain peak. The rare, beautiful flow is one no one has seen, but Mr. Fox has read about it in a book. 

With the help of his woodland animal friends, and a lot of persistence and not giving up, Mr. Fox finds the beautiful treasure he's been looking for. His journey in the beautiful out doors shares a message with readers about the importance of leaving things as we find them, as well as showing readers the important roles those around us play. 

This is a great story mixed with illustrations that are frame worthy. I absolutely loved this book, the outdoor adventure it provided without leaving my house. Though now I long to be outdoors. 

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 ~