Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Isabella on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Isabella's back, and her dreams are turning an ordinary backyard into an exciting adventure!

Join Isabella on a new imaginative journey in Isabella: Girl on the Go (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; ISBN: 978-1-4022-6648-5; Picture Book; $16.99; February 2012).

Jennifer Fosberry has created an inspiring follow-up to her New York Times bestselling series featuring everyone's favorite purple-haired, little girl. Previously, Isabella discovered her favorite heroes in My Name Is Not Isabella. Now she travels around the world experiencing its greatest wonders without ever leaving her own backyard.

Isabella, as precocious as ever, spends the day playing her dad as they discover some of the greatest places man has made around the world. She pretends everyday things (like the sandbox) are extraordinary places (like the desert and pyramids of Egypt). Isabella ends the day in her own home-sweet-home, the most wonderful place to be.

A back of the book "Places that Changed the World" section features descriptions of all the places Isabella visits.
MY TAKE:

If I had read this book as a kid, I would probably be a much more avid traveler than I am now.

While some kids daydream about being artists and astronomers, Isabella takes it one step further by incorporating some famous tourist landmarks from all over the world.

The pointillism-like coloring complements the fancy fonts and whimsical prose of the story. Just pure gorgeousness all around.

Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:
  1. Beautiful coloring.
  2. Beautifully written.
  3. Has a guide to the places mentioned in the story.
THE BAD:
  1. I found it weird that Isabella's dad was referred to as "the father".
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"O la la, Isabella! Now let's head to the Champs de Lettuce."
READ IT IF:
  1. You have a creative child.
  2. You want to inspire your child to travel.
  3. You like beautiful children's books.
RATING:
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