Thursday, October 14, 2010

Snook Alone

Snook Alone
by Marilyn Nelson
illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Summary: Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.

Candlewick Press, 2010.


Anonymous said...

This is my favorite picture book of the year. Lovely and powerful. For all ages.

Dawn said...

I appreciate the simple sketches that are so expressive and tell so much of the story. The colors are great too.

I was surprised by the advanced vocabulary of the story and its length. I'd say it was for the upper reaches of the Caldecott award age range.

SparkleQueen said...

What a wonderful book. Lyrical use of language, evocative illustrations.

Kris said...

This illustrations in this book are captivating -- the color palette is so rich, and there is a great deal of expression and emotion portrayed. I agree with you, Dawn, that it's probably geared toward the older Caldecott age-range. I'd love to hear from someone who has shared this with a child.