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Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 1)

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Be swept away on an elaborate flight of fancy in this Caldecott award-winning, wondrously illustrated picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship. Throughout much of the book, cool and muted colours are used, so the touches of red really stand out.

I really don't want to ruin the BRILLIANT (boy how I wish FB would let me italicize) twist ending, but I will say that this is so much more than an homage to HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON, it is an extension of it, a tribute to it, a joining of worlds. Provide multiple copies of the book in small groups so that children can see clearly, or project the pages onto a screen, and take your time to explore each image and discuss.If you want to see a gun, you'll see a gun, but trust me when I say it's just going to be wishful thinking on your part.

Paint some circle backdrops, then let your magic crayons go for a walk in and around the circles you’ve created. In a large, clear space, explore repetitive motions before creating a giant working ‘machine’ by combining individual actions.Is it she or the the bird who engineers the magic carpet that will fit through the bars of her cage? Take a kid from another country that has recently immigrated, hand them a wordless book, and watch as they find (much to their own relief) that they are able to “read” the text.

Aaron Becker has worked as an artist for such film studios as Lucasfilm, Disney, and Pixar, where he helped define the look and feel of characters, stories, and the movies they become a part of. He’s a trained artist, and clearly a well-trained one, but if he excels in this area it is due to his talent rather than his experience. Pair the first of a brilliant trilogy with our Creative Writing Resources to record all of your students' ideas, dreams and wishes.I don’t want to “spoil” your read by giving you all of our house theories, but here are a few things to notice (which should also give you a good idea of how you can engage your little one in the illustations of all three books). Color or lack of color convey a lot of meaning and the gorgeous illustrations offer much to explore. With Journey he has created characters and worlds of his very own, using traditional materials and techniques. The bird tells the girl to open it and we enter back to our world except the girl makes a new friend who has a purple chalk and created the bird.

With its fine attention to detail and jaw-dropping storyline, Becker has created a modern day classic in the midst of an overpopulated genre. Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship. Aaron Becker; creator of the stunning Journey; presents the next chapter in his luminous wordless fantasy. Each page is a work of art, inviting readers to linger and uncover hidden details that enhance the immersive experience.

They embark on a quest to unlock the puzzle of the map and, they hope, save the king and his people from darkness. Usually reading time is an Emma and me thing, but even Tita Cherry (my wife/Emma's aunt) got in on this one. After all, it’s about a kid creating solutions to the world around them with the help of a brightly colored .

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