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Tuesday 5 October 2010

Review: The Journey Home

When two boys, Wild and Woolly, dig a hole in their sandpit, they are very surprised to find themselves in the North Pole.

They immediately begin their journey home.

Staying with Santa, the Good Fairy, Prince Charming, the Little Mermaid, the Pirate King, the Gypsy Queen, before finally arriving home, this is one wild exciting journey.

 The boys have so much fun, but it is great to be home with their parents again, and sleeping in their own beds.

This is a gorgeous story about adventures, filled with various fairytale characters. Children are able to visit each one briefly and the descriptions of how Wild and Woolly arrive are rhythmic and detailed.

The illustrations are colourful and fun, in true Lester style.

Above all, this story shows children the joys of coming home.

Title: The Journey Home
Author/Illustrator: Alison Lester
Publisher: Lothian, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1989
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780734411044
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture book

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