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Sunday, February 26, 2017

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: The Road Home by Katie Cotton

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday!  For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun.  Hence, Storybook Sunday!  Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name.  I'd love to see any linked up in the comments!  Anywho...back to the matter at hand.

Today, we're peeking between the pages of a surprise arrival in my mailbox from Abrams Books for Young Readers.  It's a beautiful book with a story that has more reality at its heart than most.  It actually lends it a darker quality, but also one of hope, and belief in the completeness of the circle of life.  Ladies, gents, and kiddos, time to pull up a chair.  Today's Storybook Sunday title is on deck...Image result for the road home by katie cotton and sarah jacoby

Katie Cotton
Illustrated by
Sarah Jacoby
Abrams Books for Young Readers

This is the story of several animal families making their way through the wilds to survive, thrive, and eventually come back home.  It shares the often dangerous journeys that they have to make simply to find a meal, secure a dwelling, build their family, and just enjoy life.  Along the way, little ones pop up that must learn these lessons and more if they are to carry on in this world...but just because the road isn't all sunshine and roses, it doesn't mean they must always be afraid.  It's that fine line between wary and fear that the parents must teach, and while the story focuses on animals, it doesn't mean a real life application is a stretch in the least.  These are not the best times we live in, what with all the upsets, uprisings, and unsettled communities out there, but it doesn't mean they can't be, or eventually be, if we only persevere and make it happen.  In the mean time, we carry on for the next generation and show them that home is where the heart is no matter how rough the road may get.

A timely story for a generation in transition with beautiful illustrations to touch the heart and capture the eye, this is a great addition to any home or school library.


Special thanks to the Abrams Books for Young Readers publicity team for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title ,the author, the illustrator, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

People and animals so closely connected tied together at the heart. As yoi read6 the struggles and triumphs one cant help but understand there's not really much difference and eventually love comquers al

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