Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Grains of Sand" - a bookwrap


"Grains of Sand" 

Written and illustrated by Sibylle Delacoix

Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations... enjoy

About the book

I cannot lie, once in a while a book comes along that just fits perfectly into your heart and this one did that for me.  The illustrations are so endearing and you just want to hug the little characters and take them home with you.

When two wee children return home from their summer beach vacation their minds travel back to the great times they had there.   While dumping the accumulated sand from her sandal big sister daydreams of all the fun they had at the beach.  Then she gets a brilliant idea. What will happen if she and her sweet little brother Ulysses plant the sand she poured out of her shoe? What might grow? With great anticipation she tosses the precious sand into the wind and it scatters all across the garden bed. 

Their imaginations ignite and they envision copious beach umbrellas that wave hello to the sun, a forest of pinwheels to fill the sails of a boat, and a giant crop of lemon-flavoured ice cream cones cropping up, just to name a few.  How delightful!!! 

The illustrations are brilliantly simple - black and white with smatterings of golden yellow and periwinkle blue that make them extremely unique and very eye-catching.  The siblings have a tender-hearted relationship towards each other.   A loving, caring father appears at dusk to scoop his little dreamers up in his arms and carries them off to bed.  This book was translated from French by Karen Li and will be available April 15, 2018.   It is highly, highly recommended by Storywraps. 

Storywraps Rating... 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

High- five for this book! 

Meet the very talented author/illustrator

SIBYLLE DELACROIX is the author/illustrator of Prickly Jenny and Blanche Hates the Night. She graduated from the ERG (Ecole de recherche graphique) in Brussels and worked by day as a graphic designer in several agencies while illustrating at night. She lives in the Midi-Pyrenees in France, where she now tries to draw in the day and sleep at night!

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