Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway‘s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This Week’s Topic is: What’s the best book you read in January?
Well, I’ve been doing a TON of revising and work has been nuts, plus Super Spawn played winter soccer which put us at the field a minimum of two nights a week, so…I didn’t read any YA novels in January.
But Super Spawn brings home a new library book every week from school, and some of them are simply amazing. It’s awesome to have him choose stories for us to share completely on his own. He has great taste in books! lol
So this month’s best book is a picture book.
Africa Dream – written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Carole Byard
Not only is the prose lyrical and capturing, but the illustrations are AMAZING. Super Spawn and I would sit for a long time looking at the illustrations, talking about the images and what they add to the story, what the characters are saying through the way they smile or hide.
It was a very unique story sharing experience with Super Spawn, and I’d recommend it to any parent.