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Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 1)

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Look on a previous page and you can see the villain doing the same hand movement in his little airship, just with his fingers (some folks think his hand is a gun as well, but if you look you'll see that the colors of said "gun" are the same as his arm, suggesting that this is just a very insistent pointer finger). If you could take the girl’s place in the picture, what would you hear and touch, and what emotions would you feel? He is 63 and was brought up in Snowdonia and the Wirral before studying at the London School of Economics. In this glorious – and completely wordless – picture book, the timeless appeal of Aaron Becker’s story is more than matched by his illustrations, which crackle with so much expressive energy that readers barely notice the absence of text. Create a video that shows the illustrations in the book and is accompanied by your own narration / speech.

She sails into the centre of a huge castle and, from there, draws new forms of transport so that she can explore this fantastic world. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Becker worked as a designer in the film industry before creating Journey, and his experience is evident in the book’s grandly conceived, yet intimately detailed, spreads. Redolent with references to other beloved works of the fantastic - the girl's marker reminded me of Harold and the Purple Crayon; while the captive bird, held prisoner by some sort of imperial power, hinted at Andersen's The Nightingale - Journey is an immensely engaging tale, for all that it is told solely through illustration. It's a beautiful, poignant and, ultimately, uplifting look at how art can led us out of ourselves and our own situations and help us connect with others.

An imaginative and lushly illustrated wordless picture book is Journey, but fortunately and unlike so many wordless offerings that tell more involved and nuanced tales, Aaron Becker's completely and utterly sans written text plot-line is while indeed intricate and densely rendered also NEVER so convoluted and visually distracting that following it to its conclusion becomes potentially difficult (which has often been the case for me with other story-heavy wordless picture books, namely that I do have the tendency to become visually lost without having words, without having an actual written narrative also presented, especially if the illustrations are not just simple and straight-forward line drawings). Is it she or the the bird who engineers the magic carpet that will fit through the bars of her cage? I enjoyed the ending, which, though a bit of a twist, manages to tie everything together in a beautiful way.

The bird is being watched by security guards and luckily the girl is able to retrieve the bird and set it free.What is it like to leave everything behind and travel miles and miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? I checked my local library and saw that they had the first two books available so I decided to check them out. I wondered – how would EV like the book now that she was older and more engaged in the shared creation of a story? Join Big Panda and Tiny Dragon as they set off on an extraordinary adventure in this companion to the global bestselling phenomenon Big Panda and Tiny Dragon. Choose one double spread – the illustration showing the girl entering the city works well – and talk about what’s going on.

Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he has spent most of his working life in Africa and Continental Europe. A follow-up to Aaron Becker's Caldecott Honor picture book debut; Journey; this is another visually stunning; wordless adventure story featuring two friends and their magical markers.Both the idea of a portal into another world and the concept of a ‘magic pencil’, where a drawn object becomes ‘real’, are familiar ones in children’s literature. Learn all of the technological innovations in railways, ships, cars, and aviation that facilitated the greatest journeys of humankind. I really enjoyed it the first time I read this magical story and once I rated it I moved on with my life. There's a perfect spot for the sticker on the left side - all that sky is just begging for an award sticker to be placed upon it. A door is drawn on the wall of her room and passing through it instantly yields a glorious lantern lit world, replete with tall green trees and a meandering stream.

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