The Wonder

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  • The Wonder
  • written and illustrated by Faye Hanson
  • published by Templar Books/Candlewick Press (2015)
  • Roar Score: 4/5

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” –Pablo Picasso

I have to admit, I’m kind of a sucker for books that extol the wonders (excuse the pun) of one’s imagination. And The Wonder by Faye Hanson does this beautifully.

We follow a young boy as he makes his way to school with his head full of wonderings and musings about the world around him. He of course wonders about some of the common things all kids wonder: where birds fly to and how clouds are formed. But, somewhat unusually, he also wonders how street signs taste.

This is a kid after my own heart.

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