Posted in Picture Books, Wordless Books

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley

17263567Hank Finds an Egg
Rebecca Dudley
2013 Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN – 9781441311580
Genre – Picture Book, Wordless Book
Age – Preschool
5 Stars

While walking through the forest Hank, a little bear, finds a lone egg on the ground. He sees that the egg has fallen out of a nest up in a tree. He tries to find a way to put the egg back in nest. When it starts to get late and he still can’t get the egg in the nest, he settles down for the night, making sure to protect the egg while he sleeps. The next day he is back at it again. He then finds the mama bird, and designs her a way in which she can carry the egg back up to her nest.

This book was absolutely beautiful, and sweet. Hank was the most heartwarming little guy, who made my heart melt. The graphics in this book are absolutely amazing. Rebecca Dudley, made every object in the book by hand, and then photographed each scene herself. She was able to evoke so much emotion, without changing the expression on Hank’s face. She did this with tilts of his head, different lighting, and through his tireless and heartfelt actions. Wordless books like this are fantastic for allowing young children to develop their narrative skill, and use their incredible imaginations! Must check this out!

Posted in Picture Books, Wordless Books

Flotsam by David Wiesner

138070Flotsam
David Wiesner
2006 Clarion Books
ISBN – 9780618194575
Genre – Picture Book, Wordless Book
Age – Preschool, Elementary School
4.5 Stars

 

Spending a day at the beach, a young boy finds an underwater camera that washed up on shore. He takes the film inside of the camera to be developed and learns many secrets about the sea, getting a big surprise!

The pictures in this book are absolutely beautiful and imaginative. They share secrets of the sea that all ages can enjoy. Many of the illustrations could be examined for a long time, with more than meets the eye on initial glance.  The pictures are also very good at telling a cohesive and interesting story. Great for a wide range of ages!