Starboy just received the most wonderful book from our neighbors. It's "Journey," by Aaron Becker. Our neighbor went to school with him and has been eagerly awaiting the release of his book. The cover is inviting, and the hardcover under the dust jacket is beautifully embossed with a symbol of journey from the book.
Becker offers lush worlds for his character to explore that are both intimate and infinite.
He draws details that are fantastic and meticulous—while also vague enough to stimulate your own dreaming.
The story is filled with courage and drama, but ultimately is about connection.
I don't want to give away too much here, but this book is worth an impulse buy right now, and will be a great holiday gift if you're someone who thinks ahead. Starboy made me read it to him twice, immediately, which is the same as saying "Two thumbs up!" for a nearly-four-year-old.
What a wonderful surprise!