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E and danger abound Red marker in hand she creates a boat a balloon and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny When she is captured by a sinister emperor only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her When a young girl is desperate for some attention from her family but they appear to be too wrapped up in their own lives to notice her she draws herself into an imaginary land and can get herself out of any predicament with just a few lines drawn from a magical red crayonJourney is an absolutely stunning heart skipping wordless picture book It will make you gasp at its beauty and feats of imagination It is probably my favorite wordless picture book of all time Can someone say Caldecott I just did 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 itWhat is so captivating about this picture book is the variety of influences you see in Becker s art namely the Eastern influences especially on the first full page spread where our protagonist enters the land of her imagination and you see paper lanterns strewn about the forestBut truly this book can be summed up by reading Aaron Becker s biography on the back flap Aaron Becker has made several memorable journeys in his lifetime He s lived in rural Japan and East Africa backpacked through Sweden and the South Pacific and most recently ventured from San Fancisco Bay to Amherst Massachusetts the town he and his wife daughter and lazy cat now call home To this day his favorite destination remains his imagination where he can often be found drawing secret doorways and magic lanternsLOVE that Especially because despite the fact that the journey in this book is by that of a young girl it still felt very much like a personal journey for the illustrator So reading his bio at the end didn t surprise me at all This book really is his journeyRead the rest of my review on my blog Matthews Choice young girl is desperate for some attention from her family but they appear to be too wrapped up in their own lives to notice her she draws herself into an imaginary land and can get herself out of any predicament with just a few lines drawn from a magical red crayonJourney is an absolutely stunning heart skipping wordless picture book It will make The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you gasp at its beauty and feats of imagination It is probably my favorite wordless picture book of all time Can someone say Caldecott I just did 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 itWhat is so captivating about this picture book is the variety of influences Hers to Protect you see in Becker s art namely the Eastern influences especially on the first full page spread where our protagonist enters the land of her imagination and Her Small-Town Hero you see paper lanterns strewn about the forestBut truly this book can be summed up by reading Aaron Becker s biography on the back flap Aaron Becker has made several memorable journeys in his lifetime He s lived in rural Japan and East Africa backpacked through Sweden and the South Pacific and most recently ventured from San Fancisco Bay to Amherst Massachusetts the town he and his wife daughter and lazy cat now call home To this day his favorite destination remains his imagination where he can often be found drawing secret doorways and magic lanternsLOVE that Especially because despite the fact that the journey in this book is by that of a Red Tail (Travis Trilogy young girl it still felt very much like a personal journey for the illustrator So reading his bio at the end didn t surprise me at all This book really is his journeyRead the rest of my review on my blog

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Journey AUTHOR Aaron Becker

Free Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire With supple line luminous color and nimble flights of fancy author illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of a This book is incredibleWhich just shows that sometimes words are not needed I understood everything perfectly without reuiring any sort of narration based on words This is the beautiful story of a young girl who out of boredom draws a door on one the walls of her bedroom and is magically transported into another worldThis world is complex and while clearly magical and astounding also slightly dangerous This girl whose name we know not witnesses a majestic bird being captured and tries to save it JOURNEY is actually my first wordless picture book I have read a couple of years ago THE ARRIVAL by Shaun Tan a wordless graphic novel and loved it Therefore I was not concerned about the lack of writingThe illustrations are enough Not many can pull this off that s for sure but Aaron Becker managed to give a story a melancholy atmosphere with images alone Five deserving stars Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Let Sleeping Dogs Lie young girl who out of boredom draws a door on one the walls of her bedroom and is magically transported into another worldThis world is complex and while clearly magical and astounding also slightly dangerous This girl whose name we know not witnesses a majestic bird being captured and tries to save it JOURNEY is actually my first wordless picture book I have read a couple of Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose years ago THE ARRIVAL by Shaun Tan a wordless graphic novel and loved it Therefore I was not concerned about the lack of writingThe illustrations are enough Not many can pull this off that s for sure but Aaron Becker managed to give a story a melancholy atmosphere with images alone Five deserving stars Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated wordless picture book about self determination and unexpected friendshipA lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder adventur Read and Reviewed by Me My Niece Emma We LOVED Journey We loved everything about it Usually reading time is an Emma and me thing but even Tita Cherry my wifeEmma s aunt got in on this one All three of us sat around the dining room table not reading the wordless pages yet fully enthralled by this wonderful adventure of a girl escaping loneliness and the doldrums of daily life with a stick of magic chalk She draws up a boat or magic carpet or whatever and off we go into a fantastical land of fairy forests castles and steampunky airships We excitedly guessed what the girl was drawing next and lingered lovingly over the lavish illustrations reveling in the merest of detailsThis book isn t an entirely original idea but it is very well executed The scenes are vibrant The full spread and sometimes double spread illustrations are highly detailed And yet the funny thing is much of this is in drab colors A vivid red is used to indicate the magic items the girl has drawn Otherwise nothing than a touch of gold here or a highlighted gleam of light there are used to transform the dull landscape into something living and vaguely mysterious Emma isn t terribly sexist on the other hand just recently she started a NO BOYS ALLOWED club though I think that was set up in hopes of luring in the boys with reverse psychology but the fact that the main character is a girl might have increased her interest in Journey I know I was happy to see a girl as the hero of the story taking matters into her own hands going on adventures etc I don t think the world needs another wallflower girl so anything that nudges Emma away from the shy second class citizenship so many women are cast into is all right by me Devoted to Drew yet fully enthralled by this wonderful adventure of a girl escaping loneliness and the doldrums of daily life with a stick of magic chalk She draws up a boat or magic carpet or whatever and off we go into a fantastical land of fairy forests castles and steampunky airships We excitedly guessed what the girl was drawing next and lingered lovingly over the lavish illustrations reveling in the merest of detailsThis book isn t an entirely original idea but it is very well executed The scenes are vibrant The full spread and sometimes double spread illustrations are highly detailed And


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  1. says:

    Read and Reviewed by Me My Niece Emma We LOVED Journey We loved everything about it Usually reading time is an Emma and me thing but even Tita Cherry my wifeEmma's aunt got in on this one All three of us sat around the dining room table not reading the wordless pages yet fully enthralled by this wonderful adventure of a g

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    A Lovely bit of imagination in this Wordless bookWe meet a girl who is lonely and the rest of her family is busy She finds her imagination and she is off in another world A very lovely world filled with wonders She uses her magic red crayon to create things or open doors I don’t want to spoil the ending at all It’s worth reading this joy

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    To see this and other wordless picture book reviews please visit wwwreadrantrockandrollcom Journey by Aaron Becker is a w

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    I cannot begin to guess how many times my children and I have read this book I still marvel at the fact that this is a debut It is a near perfect depiction of a child's imagination complete with a magic bird secret doors castles what can only be described as flying machines and evil enemies in a fantastical world of adventure This wordless tale stars a brave little girl in a story that could be a tad ambiguousmeaning my children had many

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    When a young girl is desperate for some attention from her family but they appear to be too wrapped up in their own lives to notice her she draws herself into an imaginary land and can get herself out of any predicament with just a fe

  6. says:

    While Aaron Becker's Journey does remind me a bit of Crocket Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon in so far that both Harold and the lonely little girl protagonist make use of coloured crayons to both create adventure and rescue themselves out of various precarious situations Journey is indeed a much visually rich and nuanced stor

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    No words excellent and beautiful illustrations Becker uses color masterfullyA girl is bored with her grey house full of grey people doing grey things Even her grey cat is sleeping and doesn't want to playLuckily the girl finds a piece of red chalk She draws a red doorway on the wall and escapes into a fantasy land She draws herse

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    This book is incredibleWhich just shows that sometimes words are not needed I understood everything perfectly without reuiring any sort of nar

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    This is a beautiful illustrated children's book one of the best books I have read this year It's also Aaron Becker's first book and it's also wordless It of course owes its main idea to Harold and the Purple Crayon and the idea that a kid with a coloring crayon can change his or her world But Crockett Johnson keeps it simple and clean and Be

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    I’ve encountered something new and exciting at this late stage of the game For years I’ve been reviewing picture books written for children Working with them on almost a day to day basis as a children's librarian I did not doubt that my experience helped me to separate out the wheat from the chaff so to speak Then I had my own kiddo and together we were able to plumb the depths of the board book genre Now the small child has grown uite