Mirror tells the simple story, through pictures only, of a girl who dances with her reflection in the mirror. However, she also learns the consequences of reacting too quickly. Something for us all to reflect upon, no pun intended, of course.
|Hopper and Wilson see a shooting star.|
In this story, Hopper, a blue elephant, and Wilson, a little yellow mouse, decide to set sail in a newspaper hat in search of their biggest wishes in life...an endless supply of lemonade and a staircase to the moon. Along the way, a storm comes and Hopper is thrown from the "boat." Wilson asks the turtles, the penguins, and a whale if they have seen his friend. "Hopper is not good at being alone, you see..." he explains to the "giant fish." But no one has seen his friend.
Big lesson? Yep! Sometimes you need to go out looking for what you want in life, sometimes it takes a journey to realize that you already had what you want. All of that told through simple drawings and a few words. Almost all of my favorite picture books have some kind of lesson to learn, message to the audience, etc. I am constantly amazed at what I have learned from picture books!
And, If you have followed this blog, or know me, you will know exactly why I love this book. I love big messages.