A Few Blocks by Cybele Young

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A Few Blocks by Cybele Young (Groundwood Books, 2011) tells the story of two kids walking a few blocks to school. Walking to school seems like it would be a boring premise, but Ferdie and Viola’s imagination sees them through.

Each time the two kids enter their imaginative world, they leave the black-and-white everyday scene behind and the illustrations become colorful and exotic. The art is Cybele Young’s distinctive (and internationally acclaimed) 3-D paper sculpture, which is Japanese paper printed with etched copperplates, and it is as fantastic as it sounds.

The colorful magical world of knights and princesses is reserved for the imaginative child, and the masterpiece of art and creativity that tells of Ferdie and Viola’s walk to school is one all will enjoy. Truly magnificent!

Reviewed on November 28, 2011

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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