Friday, December 16, 2016

Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip - a bookwrap

"It's vacation time kids, the office is locked up and off we go".........


Created by Marianne Dubuc

Ages  4-7
Grades PS-2

Unwrapping some brilliant illustrations for you to peek at....

About the book...

Finally, it's vacation time for Mr. Postmouse!  He and his family can't wait.  Come on, pack your bags and let's tag along shall we?

Mr. Postmouse just can't resist bringing packages and parcels to deliver to his friends along the way. It's in his DNA to deliver, deliver, deliver.  Not only will he deliver a great vacation for his family but deliver coveted packages to his friends along the journey as well.

His little family will visit destinations all around the world.  Have you ever travelled in a hot air balloon, lazed on the sandy beach of your choice, dug for buried treasure on a far away remote island, or ridden a camel across the desert under the scorching blistering-hot sun?  These are just a few things that are on his itinerary.  Are you up for it? Think we can keep up?  Let's get going as there's new adventures waiting us.

The illustrations are so imaginative and creative.  They overflow with humour and detail that will have kids going back again and again to discover something new that Dubuc has included.  The book encourages visual literacy which allows kids to invoke their own interpretations and storylines.  I especially adore the cross-section drawings on every spread that gives a peek into the interior of the homes of animals Mr. Postmouse encounters. 

You get a taste of different communities and their inhabitants and the whole vibe of the book is one of excitement, discovery and adventure.  The whimsical illustrations are sheer delight!  This book, like all of Dubuc's others, will not disappoint.  Every single one of them have been magical.  She is one of my favourites. 

Storywraps rating...  5 HUGE HUGS !!!!! ... and beyond!

About the author...

Marianne was born in Montreal, Quebec. As an only child, she would follow her parents on their outings and keep busy drawing for hours. Growing up, she would draw and invent stories for her young cousins.
In 2006, she published her first book, The Sea, after studying graphic design at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. She has since been writing and illustrating children's books with publishers from many countries.
Marianne lives in Montreal, where she shares her time between her work and her family, with great delight.
2013 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2011 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2011 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner
2016 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Picture Books, Ontario Arts Foundation, Winner
2016 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2015 - Best Picture Books of 2015, Kirkus Reviews, Winner
2015 - Blue Ribbon - Picture Book Category, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Joint winner
2016 - The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, The Canadian Library Association, Runner-up
2016 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2015 - First & Best List, Toronto Public Library, Short-listed
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