Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Edmund Unravels by Andrew Kolb

Edmund tried his best to keep it together. 
On most days, he kept to a routine of breakfast,
school, chores, dinner, and then finally bed.

But some days Edmund just 
couldn't resist the tug of discovery.

You clever Andrew Kolb.

I adore the word play.

I love the whimsy.

And I especially love that you managed to create a universal story about finding yourself by exploring the world, but also remembering where you came from (i.e., the people who will reel you back in when you unravel) in a children's picture book. Edmund Unravels is proof that a skillful, playful writer can create memorable characters from just about anything... even a ball of yarn.

This would be a great gift for a high school or college graduate who feels the pull of adventure to know that home is always waiting for them when the world becomes too much for them to handle.

Watch the book trailer:

Edmund Unravels by Andrew Kolb
Expected Publication: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 40
Genre: Picture Book
Audience: Primary
Disclosure: Finished copy provided by publisher

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1 comment:

  1. That trailer was simply adorable. It does seem quite whimsical! Thank you for sharing this book. I hadn't heard of it! :)