These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
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Aaron Becker did it again. I was eagerly awaiting my signed copy of the second book in the trilogy he started with the Caldecott Honor masterpiece, JOURNEY, and it did not disappoint. This stunning adventure starts with the kids we met and loved in the first book, armed with their purple and red markers, and immediately whisks us away on an adventure to save a king who surprises the boy and girl with a map and a mysterious over-the-the-shoulder carrying case right before being captured. The girl figures out the mysterious carrying case is perfect to hold their markers and the orange one the king tosses them before being taken away. What follows is a feast for the eyes and a breathtaking quest. Along the way, more markers are collected, more creative ways to travel are drawn, and more chases cause white knuckles. The story culminates in a spectacular, colorful rescue. Amazing. Like JOURNEY, you'll want to "read" this beautiful picture book again and again, and each time you'll discover something new. Bravo, Aaron!!