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..."
I recently went to a book event on my campus. They presented on all kinds of books, ones meant for those from elementary school to senior high. I did not anticipate to leave with two children's books, especially since I want to be either a middle school or a high school teacher. Journey is one of the children's books and The Dark is another, which I will review at a later time.
One thing that I love about this book is that there are no words. You have to put your own words to the story. The other thing that I loved-- and really, what pushed me to get this book in the first place-- was the illustrations. Here, just take a peek:
|I want to decorate the bedroom of my future child just like this forest. Do you blame me?|
A third thing that I really like about this book is that it's a nod to Harold and the Purple Crayon (he even shows up in this book!). I think that Harold was one of my favorite books of all time when I was young (along with The Greatest Picnic in the World, which I once had memorized), so this is an awesome and wonderful companion to Harold's story. And best of all, children can narrate the story as they imagine. I think it's a good exercise for those little ones.
This is a book that children and adults alike should absolutely pick up and look at. It's beautiful and wonderful and I think that it's impossible for anyone to hate.
I can't wait to read this to my kids when they come into existence.
I give 'Journey':
Thanks for Reading! Let me know if you want to hear more about children's books. I'm considering reading more for this blog.