Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - FArTHER

Friday, May 17, 2013

Book Review - FArTHER

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About the Book
When a father who dreams of flying goes off to war and does not return, his son decides to make the dream come true. Grahame Baker-Smith’s moving story, with stunning illustrations, shows how, with love and a bit of ambition, you can reach seemingly impossible goals.

About the Author
Grahame Baker-Smith, a self-taught illustrator, was inspired to create this book after his experiences of being a son and now having a son of his own. His first title for Templar Books, Leon and the Place Between, was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and FArTHER went on to win in 2011. Grahame Baker-Smith lives in Bath, England, with his wife and three children.

My Take on the Book
This was a beautiful book that touches the heart and draws you in on every page. You are transported into the dream itself and you see that the dream really is an illusion to the dream the father has for his son to go beyond what he has been able to achieve in his own life. On top of the touching message, the illustrations were also amazing too, and in each of them, I found myself looking deeply for the small add-ins that were provided as so much detail was in each image shared. This book would make an amazing gift for any father out there!

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