The CarpenterSold Out
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. This black duo, both clad in orange overalls, operates separately in the opening pages. The child's attention is on a digital device; the adult, on the opposite side of the gutter, is drawing plans for a boat. When the folding measuring stick stretches across the divide and displays a tongue (as if it were talking), the child becomes fully present. The child studies the instrument before turning it into a house, car, elephant, and finally a whale that spouts water.
This special book shares its story without a single word. Bruna Barros' beautiful, creative illustrations will capture children's imaginations, showing readers that even the simplest, most common objects can start a wonderful adventure. This book also offers opportunities to foster discussions and spontaneous story telling.
40 pages. Hardcover. Measures 8.25" x 5.5"
Recommended age: 4+