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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Review: The Road Home

The Road Home is a lyrical journey from somewhere else to somewhere familiar--from far away treetops and the skies over rivers, to nests of straw and the endless vistas from a clifftop.

Following the movement of a range of animals, the reader is swept up in the concept of both creating and seeking and refinding what it means to be 'home'.

Sweetly-penned, oftentimes relatively abstract text may appear a little too sophisticated for the intended readership, however, an early introduction to poetic writing is a wonderful thing--even for the ears of the tiniest mice.

Sarah Jacoby's whimsical illustrations carry the text beautifully, sprinkling spring flowers and flurries of snow and falling leaves all around.

The delightful range of animals will enchant and soothe children, and the soft, ethereal colour palette is sheer delight.

Loveliness.

Title: The Road Home
Author: Katie Cotton
Illustrator: Sarah Jacoby
Publisher: Frances Lincoln, $27.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781847808035
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book


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