Author/Illustrator: Tim Jessell
Publisher: Random House
Illustrations: Illustrations span three quarters of page spread
Text density per page: approximately twenty words per page spread
Age: 3 and older
A boy lies in a field daydreaming, “If I were a falcon . . . with the sound of tearing paper, my wings would slice through the air.” Moments later the reader is enticed to join in the imaginary experience of rushing through air and scenic heights, listening and zooming over the roaring sea, and watching and teasing the people of a bustling city.
Tim Jessell’s illustrations will delight small children. Large, colorful, and imaginative landscapes give the reader a literal bird’s eye view of the world.
|FALCON. Copyright © 2012 by Tim Jessell. Reproduced by permission. Published by Random House Children’s Books. (Please do not pin, copy, or reproduce!)|
My Comments: Falcon
This picture book captivated my three year old son’s attention. He asked me to read it to him three times in a row and then spent the next hour pretending to be a falcon (which involved diving at me while I attempted some house work). I personally agreed with Ben’s assessment of this book. Not only was Falcon delightfully imaginative, but Tim Jessell’s extensive experience as a falconer gave his work a realistic touch.
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