Still, Journey does tell a story (without words) about the power of art and imagination to stave off boredom, and how art and imagination can even lead to new friends. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that.
Unlike Simon, the illustrations in Journey are astounding and gorgeous. I want to go to this world that Aaron Becker, in the character of this little girl with the red crayon, has created.
Journey by Aaron Becker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wish I had a red crayon that could take me to the world Aaron Becker has created here. Lushly illustrated, intricate, and quite beautiful. We always needs new stories that champion the power of art and imagination to stave off boredom and connect to one another. This is a lovely addition to that canon of children's literature. To paraphrase e.e. cummings: Aaron Becker has created a hell of a universe here, and encourages us to create our own as well; let's go!
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