Join a boy on his adventurous trip to the shop
‘Let’s go,’ says the boy in the red jumper. The reader does just that, and becomes the centre of the action in this unfolding adventure…
A young boy with a wild imagination makes a trip to the corner shop to buy apples. It isn’t far. Indeed, it’s just a quick walk through the garden, but the boy’s sense of wonder transforms an everyday errand into an odyssey. In the garden, a small coppice becomes a huge, dark wood with fire-breathing dragons and a sleeping giant. And a pond becomes the high seas teeming with sharks and marauding pirates.
There’s a clever twist too. The boy asks the reader to join him on the expedition. Illustrations full of glorious detail show the scenes from above. The reader uses this birdseye perspective to guide the boy through the adventure and even lends a hand by turning the pages to escape looming danger!
‘Going to the store on a simple errand becomes an adventure, for narrator and viewer both, in this visual imagination stretcher.’– Booklist