As you know, in addition to raising a wonderful, spunky, spirited toddler and working full time, I’m also a Barefoot Books Ambassador. Sure, this entails selling books to my family, friends, community, and beyond. But it also means I have this awesome privilege of spreading the joy of reading and encouraging literacy at all ages. With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a new series on the blog where I’ll feature a great book from Barefoot that’s great for reading together.
Today I’m featuring this dreamy paperback: “An Island in the Sun”
I absolutely adore this book for many, many reasons. The illustrations alone would be reason enough to pick this up. One glance and you’ll have trouble catching your breath- they are just that beautiful.
But I also love the floating, swirling text and the simple, light rhyme. At it’s core, it’s a seek and find type of book that encourages children to spot the items on the page as the text is read. But it’s so much more than just that. The minimalist story line allows for (and fosters) reader/child interaction with the book; it just begs for you to add onto the tale, imagining what else you may encounter while sailing to an island (and after you arrive).
“An Island in the Sun” is recommended for ages 1-5, and if you buy it before the Winter Sale ends on February 2nd, you can snag it for just $3.50. If you’re stuck in a book rut and looking for something new, you can’t go wrong with this!