A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire?
This book is one of the most incredible, truly picture book, I have ever seen. The colorful drawings are bright and absolutely gorgeous. The bit of red that comes from the girl's marker helps the viewer to keep abreast of the story line which is clear and concise.
I enjoyed following along with this girl's journey as she finds new discoveries, peril, and finally friendship. I was breathless as she moved from page to page.
This book was a Caldecott Honor book for 2014 and to me it is well deserved. This is a must for any book shelf no matter what the age.
This gets 5 stars from me without any reservations.
Disclosure: I won a copy of this book. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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