Pretty irresistible, right? I love everything about this family company and the beautiful books they create, and I loved the descriptions on their website about the meaning that goes into their books. Their words tell a story I want to hear more about.
Fun, surprising, occasionally scary, mostly marvelous and intensely personal.
Our book is a celebration of that.
It tells the story of a child who has lost his or her name, and bravely sets off to track down the missing letters.
It’s a magical journey like no other.
Along the way the child meets lots of weird and wonderful characters, who each give the first letter of their name.
Our book came last week. I had walked the long walk to the mailbox that day and Scarlet met at the door. “Did anything come for me?” She asked. “Actually, yes.” I said. “You got a wonderful book about a little girl named Scarlet who lost her name.”
She was so excited, which is rare to happen with books lately, because she wants everything to be a kitten, a camera, or a princess. However, she told me she had been thinking about a book about a little girl named Scarlet, and now she had one.
I actually read the book first, mostly out of curiosity, and because I have a deep love for interesting children’s books and I remember getting totally lost in books throughout my whole life. In fact, I used to like being sick because it meant I could read all day. I tried to imagine myself getting lost in this book. Even as an adult, the website and video intrigued me. Of course I can’t wait for her to read long books by herself, but there is something so special about cuddling up in cute pajamas (I don’t know why she chose Christmas pajamas in July) and reading a book together. I imagine and I hope that it stays.
They went to bed soon after this reading, no doubt with adventures and journeys on their minds. The next afternoon while Scarlet was at summer camp, I peeked down and noticed Des flipping neatly through the book. Not only that, he was attempting to read aloud to our kitten, Dinah.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes, and because I really, really wanted it. Who wouldn’t? All charmed opinions are 100% my own.