In this heartfelt picture book, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy—who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon—and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share.
Again, I get the point. It just doesn't work that well. Pity, because the first part is charming, and might have been useful for those times when someone wants "around the world" books or some ...more
It's a nice enough book -- encouraging the reader to Notice. "The world is full of people and places and things, all of them interesting. All of them beautiful." We start with various specific far-off places -- from Egypt to Arizona to the moon to Sheboygan -- finding our protagonist character (and young dark-skinned boy) in ...more
In this imaginative picture book, a young boy takes readers on a journey around the world sharing the amazing wonders around every turn. The illustrator’s appealing visuals bring each location to life using colorful collage elements.
Librarians will find this book to be an effective springboard into writing activities. Ask students to select some aspect of the book to explore in-depth. Or, just a page as ...more
The illustrations are lovely and are the stars of the book. The text is clearly written for adults, and I can see this being a popular baby shower book. I would recommend using the book to take a picture walk rather than doing a straight readaloud for kids; ignore the text altogether and let your child take the lead in talking ...more
Inspirational book for young authors.
Be sure to peek under the dust jacket!
Would be perfect for teaching the prepositional phrase "in..." and provides many examples writers could include to brighten up their own writing.
Special note that it includes a reference to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and thus is of particular interest to Wisconsinites. :)
The illustrations were beautiful, creative, and engaging!