Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Along a Long Road by Frank Viva
Like a number of the books I've featured, this one uses the illustrations to propel the story forward and the text is an integrated part of the design rather than the focus of the book. It's pretty abstract as far as children's books go, but lo and behold E cannot put it down. I think it's the bike, the recognizable landscapes and the joyous shiny yellow road that runs from start to finish and urges you back to begin again.
This book will get you talking with your little reader as you pass through the city, the seaside and the countryside and deal with the small matter of running into apples on your bike. I recommend this one as some serious kids' lit eye candy with real substance. To see more of Frank Viva's designs and creations visit his website: http://alongalongroad.com.
Posted by Mrs Brown