Monday, November 18, 2019

Margo's Musings: Where Will You Go?


One of my favorite things do is to listen to authors and illustrators talk about their work. I know I always learn so much from them. Not long ago I heard Aaron Becker speak about creating the book Journey. His presentation captivated me. I thought the illustrations were beautiful and amazing. After the talk we got an autographed copy, which is very special. It’s also one of my little sister’s favorite books. Margo LOVES to tell the story and she changes it up all the time.


Journey by Aaron Becker is a wordless picture book that will take you on an adventure. It’s perfect for making up stories and noticing details in illustrations. You will fall in love with the pictures and dream up story lines of your own. In the book a young girl draws a magic door and enters a world where anything can become reality. With the use of her red marker she can create whatever she wants, but she isn't sure how it will all end. You'll have to read along and see where her imagination, and yours, will take you. (Click here to get a glimpse into the story). 


If you ever get the chance to hear Aaron Becker speak- I highly recommend it. His visual presentation will simply blow you away. We heard that Journey is actually the first in a trilogy of wordless picture books and we will be looking for the next two to add to our collection.


Has anyone else read Journey? Or have you read another book by Aaron Becker? We’d love to hear your thoughts!



Happy Reading!
~F

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  1. He sounds intriguing and I like his illustrations!

    betty

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    1. Betty- Aren't the illustrations fabulous! :) ~F

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  2. This book sounds great. I love making up stories during story time.

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  3. The illustrations look sooo good! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Illustrations sure are grand. That is a neat idea indeed. Even wordless plenty can come.

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    1. Pat- The pictures beg the reader to tell a tale. :) ~F

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  5. Looks like that red marker took her many places.

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  6. I haven't read Journey, but I have read a couple of wordless picture books, and I find the concept intriguing.

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    1. Elizabeth- I find wordless picture books intriguing too. I like this one so much because the illustrations are so fabulous! :) ~F

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  7. Not read this or a wordless picture book. But I have read some with few words. These are awesome illustrations.

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    1. Natalie- It really is a beautiful book! :) ~F

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  8. He's new to me, but his illustrations are beautiful. And how exciting for the reader to travel through such lovely places.

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    1. Beverly- Journey is a magical story. I loved going on an adventure in the world Becker created! :) ~F

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  9. Those illustrations are great … I love the magic carpet ride :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- Me too! It would be fun to go on one. :) ~F

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  10. Oh my goodness! Such magical illustrations.

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  11. I really adore these magical pics, and like you, I find it fascinating to listen to the history tied to an author's story, and the life they've lived. Hugs, RO

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    1. Ro- So glad you enjoyed the pictures and author's story. :) ~F

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  12. Building on the Harold and the Purple Crayon idea. Sounds wonderful!

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    1. The Armchair Squid- I love that too! :) ~F

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  13. Beautiful illustrations! :)
    Sounds like my kind of book - thanks for the tip

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    1. Jemi- It's a great book for the classroom too! :) ~F

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  14. Thanks for your review. I like it. Great illustrations.

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    1. Authors w/Advice- Glad you enjoyed it! :) ~F

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