Saturday, September 15, 2012

Falcon by Tim Jessell - OPTIONAL

Jessell, Tim  Falcon  Random House, 2012.  $17.99 PICTURE BOOK  Content: G  

A little boy imagines himself as a falcon.  He imagines all of the faraway places that he would go: up north to through the mountains, over the coastline, on the high cliffs, over the big cities.  And when he got to the city he would fly above the crowds to get their attention.  

This is a beautifully illustrated book with only a sentence or two of text.  There isn’t really a storyline, it’s more like a dream with random pictures of the different places he would go.  The only part I found annoying is I think it would be unrealistic for a falcon to go to a city and swoop down on people, but I guess if it’s a boy imagining he’s a falcon, then that would make sense.  The pictures are realistic and catch the attention of younger readers.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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