Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Favorite Picture Books: Journey

Journey by Aaron Becker

This book is one of the Caldecott Honor books for 2014, but I was really hoping it would win the medal. (I haven't actually read Locomotive yet, so I can't comment on the winner.)

Aaron Becker has created a fantastic wordless book in which a young girl who is turned away by her family members, all absorbed in phones, computers, and games, discovers a secret world through a door drawn with a red crayon. Reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon but more luminous, the book includes the rescue of one who is helpless and the beginning of a friendship.

Sharing this book with my children was a delight. If you haven't already, find a copy and delve into this mysterious and beautiful world!

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