Friday, August 30, 2013

" A treat—and all without saying a word!" ~Jocelyn


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.

Jocelyn says:
"Rarely does a wordless picture book compel me to immediately 'reread' it as soon as I've finished, but Journey did. With loving nods to many books that have captured our hearts (such as The Phantom Tollbooth, Harold And The Purple Crayon, The Red Balloon,  and, to my minde, even Little Bird and The New Way Things Work), this completely original book provides hours of fascinating details, gloriously illustrated.

A young girl with no one to play with creates her own  fantastic world. As I witness her adventure and can't help applauding her courage.

Oh! Did you see...? 
But how about the.....-- 

What? Oh! I hadn't noticed that before-whoa!

 I  flew along my first time through, caught up in this young girl's spirit, wondering where it would go next. After savoring the satisfying ending for a moment or two, I immediately started at the beginning again, scrutinizing each page in amazement. With each 'rereading' I see something new—and I'm looking forward to some young friends 'reading' it to me, for a whole new story to emerge.  Rich, evocative colors throughout. A treat—and all without saying a word!"

1 comment:

Mr Lonely said...

visiting here with a smile~ =)

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary)