What an endearing book this is. The words and images capture the magic of going somewhere for the first time. The words are busy with emotion and snappy movement but seem to flow, moving hurriedly along, much like the attention span of a little one. The story and illustrations really play off each other but the illustrations are what really grab me.
The illustrations range from busy to to simple, but always maintain strong balance in shape and color.
I love the unconventional way they handle the text boxes, text color and text placement which are all varied throughout the book.
Different textures make the pictures more dimensional and engaging.
What a rich visual field of play!