Friday, October 17, 2014

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 17th October 2014 - "The Wonder" by Faye Hansom (Templar Publishing)


The Wonder

Written and Illustrated by
Faye Hansom

Published by Templar Publishing

We couldn't resist squeezing in just one more book of the week this week, purely because to both of us this book sang out with such a glorious colourful voice, and a core idea that struck a chord with both Charlotte and I in different ways.

To me, the daydreaming boy in this story is me as a child. I would spend hour after hour daydreaming, doodling, drawing and sketching (and in fact that's something that hasn't changed a bit in adulthood either, I'm pleased to say!)

To Charlotte, the boy's daydreams are a cornucopia of colour and imagination, the scenes he dreams up (including the utterly gorgeous 'star creation' scene that's lovingly tucked underneath the slip cover of the book itself) are dazzling and gorgeous to behold.

In the story, the boy's daydreaming isn't always looked on favourably, until a certain lesson at school allows the boy to open up his imagination and let it fly.

There are so many moments in this that made us want to hug the book with glee when the boy is concocting the most amazing creations in his head, and the final scene in the book is just exquisite. Do not miss "The Wonder" - it truly is one!

Charlotte's best bit: That amazing star factory. Who knew that stars were created with such loving care!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A glorious book with a message that sang out loudly to us in dulcet tones that daydreaming is fine, don't ever stop doing it!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)

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