Journey, a 2014 Caldecott Medal Honor book written and illustrated by Aaron Becker is stunning from the first to the last page. This is a wordless story which allows for your petites’ imagination to soar. A sweet little one is armed with a red crayon and in using her imagination she goes on, you guessed it, a remarkable journey to far away places. The illustrations are just amazing. With her crayon she escapes her boredom and travels to far off places and having some quite extraordinary adventures.
This book provides the opportunity to talk about making predictions and problem solving. What’s not to love? For children to be able to make predictions and identify problems and possible solutions are fabulous talking points to prep little ones for critical thinking and school. Really fostering the use of imagination is such an amazing skill that I think is all too taken for granted; but when you have a book like this it is such an amazing platform. All you need to do is get this book and embark on your own journey.
I thought some cute activities would be to have your petite use this as a platform to talk about or draw about the journeys that they might like to go on. I love using stories like to this have kids think about things that they would like to do and places they would like to go. After all, it never hurts to dream a little now does it?