So many wows. This book lives up to its title 100 percent. Both the illustrations and the story filled me with an intense feeling of wonder. There are so many adjectives I can’t keep them in; stunning, spell-bindingly glorious, and exquisite.
I have tried and failed to take a photo doing the magic of this book justice, but I think the reality is that you must get hold of a copy for yourself.
A boy, with his head full of wonder imagines the most delightful things, a cloud-making machine, the best playground in the world, and a star shiner. The adults in his life angrily discourage his daydreaming. Until he enters his art class where all his imaginings have a chance to fill the page.
The beauty is in the contrast of his day-to-day sepia world, and the vibrancy of his imaginings. This is just so very very lovely. Faye Hanson has given us a total treat.
Check out The wonder at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy The wonder from Fishpond.