I cried two times because of books last Sunday. Both were picture books. The first one to make me cry was THE TEDDY BEAR by David McPhail. It gets me every time I read it and I have been reading it for seven years. The second one is new--THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE by William Joyce. I am already a fan of William Joyce's wonderfully whimsical works. I adored his first picture book entry into his GUARDIANS OF CHILDHOOD series---THE MAN IN THE MOON. I knew this newest Joyce offering was going to be great and I was not disappointed.
This picture book inspired Joyce's Academy award-winning animated short film of the same name. The film is absolutely gorgeous. Spend fifteen minutes watching it right now:
I am already trying to figure out if I have the sewing skills to make a Halloween costume for myself based on this image:
I recommend this wonderful picture book for adults and children alike.
BOTTOM LINE: Highly recommended. A gorgeous picture book with a wonderfully whimsical story that finds a way to put sad life events into a beautiful bigger picture. For anyone who has ever loved a book...