|A Joyful Picture Book
||[Oct. 25th, 2013|09:41 am]
21 - 15 October
(Wombat Books August 2010)
About the Book:
"I've lost my joy where could it be?"
Come with our little girl on a search to find her "Joy". Is it under the apple tree, is it out to sea, or is it in something that we cannot see? A message for little ones and big ones – where do we go to find joy when we have lost it.
About the Author:
Kirrily Lowe is the author of The Invisible Tree series of children's books - a delightful and fun series seeking to capture great and timeless values for little ones.
Kirrily began her career as a lawyer working with children in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. She is now the pastor together with her husband Tim of C3 City Campus - a dynamic and creative congregation in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Kirrily began writing in 2010 whilst at home with her young children.
Kirrily lives in the northern suburbs of Sydney with Tim and her 3 young and lively boys.
The idea behind this picture book which is part of a series that focuses on the fruit of the spirit is a great concept. This picture book focuses on Joy. The story tells of a little girl, Bel Bel, who has lost her joy and sets out to look for it. She looks in various places like the bush and others more whimsical like with the prince on bended knee.
The story is told in simple rhyme. While it works most of the time occasionally the reader has to think before they read the lines to make the rhythm, work, because there were one or two that I felt didn’t quite scan easily. However that is a minor quibble in what is a delightful book with colourful illustrations, all of which were made from found, recycled and hand-made papers. I adore the illustration of the girl sitting in the tree, the one on the beach, in the rain, in the bush and in dreamland otherwise known as the secret land of shooshHhhHhhHhh. The more I looked at this book, the more I began to appreciate the care that went into its making.
I didn't mind this book but much prefer Kirrily's new one Patience.
I haven't seen that one Annie. Will have to keep an eye out.
That cover is delightful, and I love the idea of a little girl in search of the joy of the Spirit. Thanks for the review.
2013-10-25 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovely Cover and Concept
You're welcome Donna. Easy to review books that appeal.