Summary: The Way To The Treasure Island
Matilda and her dad are complete opposites. While she is fast, tidy, and quiet, her dad is easily distracted, messy, and oh, so noisy. The two obviously love each other, but matters come to a head when they decide to go in search of some treasure.
This book made me so happy. Matilda is a serious young girl with a dad who’s so obviously a child at heart. The story’s simultaneous plausibility and the near-fantastical search for treasure create a delightful combination. Other things I loved about The Way to Treasure Island:
- The illustrations(!!!). This picture book has a cute, yet modern illustration style. The illustrator (and writer) Lizzy Stewart is certainly talented.
- The font. I know that’s a weird thing to like about a book, but font/type really matters to me. It impacts my reading experience, for novels and picture books — but especially the latter. The font in this one is highly readable and complements the images.
- The entire concept. People are different, from personality quirks to the way they process the world. The Way to Treasure Island makes the case for not only tolerating these differences but cherishing them.
Overall: The Way To The Treasure Island
The Way to Treasure Island is a delightful picture book which shows that there can be different paths to a destination. This picture book teems with colorful, modern illustrations supporting a realistic story.I would highly recommend this picture book for young and older picture book lovers. Anyone looking for father-daughter picture books or books about adventure would enjoy this pick! Click To Tweet
I would highly recommend this one for young and older picture book lovers. Anyone looking for father-daughter picture books or books about adventure would enjoy this pick!
Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of The Way to Treasure Island from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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