by Thomas B. Allen.
Paperback: Aladdin, 1996.
Best Book of the Year”—School Library Journal.
the story and the pictures carry a beautifully understated glow in this
tale of a boy whose father takes him on an outing. Their trip together…is
both a time for closeness…and a chance for the child to experience
his surroundings in a fresh way. Shannon’s writing style is simple
yet graceful, with well-chosen details…This appeal picture book
evokes a spirit of wonder, peace, and expansiveness while also describing
the love and security of being with a parent.” Starred review
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
exquisitely eloquent story uses humor and metaphorical language to bring
two characters to life as they share an unforgettable yet private experience.
With very few words, the author has managed to reveal truths and complexities
of human relationships that many novelists fail to elicit…”
COOPERATIVE CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTER-UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON