Monday, July 9, 2018

"Joy" by Corrinne Averiss and Isabelle Follath (Words and Pictures)

Beautifully combining the story of a young child's imagination with a huge homage to grandparents everywhere, let's step into Joy!
"Joy" by Corrinne Averiss and Isabelle Follath is the perfect picture book for children who want to curl up on their grandparents laps and tell stories to their treasured elders.

The story opens with a young girl named Fern whose Nanna has not been herself of late.

Mum remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of Nanna's life and so Fern decides to embark on a quest to fetch the joy back. 

With her catching-kit at the ready, she goes to the park and finds joy in all sorts of unusual places.

But Fern soon realises that joy doesn’t fit in a bag, or a box or a tin! 

How will she manage to bring some back to Nanna?

Emotional, funny and uplifting, this beautiful picture book has a strong message about empathy and maintaining loving relationships with our grandparents. Guaranteed to bring a bit of joy into every reader’s life, this story is a pure delight.

C's best bit: Fern searching high and low at the park, finding joy at every step. 

Daddy's favourite bit: A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated tribute to grandparents everywhere and how much we treasure them. 

"Joy" by Corrinne Averiss and Isabelle Follath is out now, published by Words and Pictures (kindly supplied for review).