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Mar 19, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it
With soft colors in its illustrations this board book from Canada follows a young elephant named Woodrow who rows to sea in his boat, finds a mouse clinging to what looks like a rock, and then rescues him. They pass the time singing, joined by several other sea creatures. A fierce storm capsizes the boat, but they are saved by their marine friends. Woodrow makes it to shore, and is welcomed by his new friend's family, but he knows he must return to his home. After he leaves, the mouse regales hi ...more
A simply charming picture book. The characters are instantly likable and the story so masterfully delivered that you hardly realize there is no text. The wordless pages will allow children to add their own dialog, adding richness to the experience. A delightful combination of fun, drama and fancy, once children reach the final page they will want to start the journey over again.
Wallace Edwards was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1980). His paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines, and on public display in Canada and the United States. Edwards’ clients include the Metro Toronto Zoo, the City of Toronto, the B.C. Ministry of the Environment, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the C ...more