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Sunday 18 January 2015

Review: Quest

Quest is the second in this wordless picture book series. It takes two children into small cameo moments where they must problem solve their way to the next step and also across sweeping landscapes. As this boy and girl use their wits to save the king of colours, there is much to discuss.

What sort of king has crayons for treasures? What does his map of coloured lines mean and where are all the crayons? Is that purple bird magical? Where did it come from? Can the children trust a purple bird when they are in danger? What would you do?

The children draw items from keys and animals to scuba diving gear, and traverse a castle and an ancient civilization in the jungle, even venturing under the sea. The excitement is high but so is the danger. What do the children need to draw in order to solve each mystery and save the day? You’ll have to keep turning the pages to find out.

Quest is a spellbinder for all ages.

Title: Quest
Illustrator: Aaron Becker
Publisher: Walker Books $27.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780763665951
For ages: 4+ years
Type: Picture Book