Thursday 8 December 2022

To Greenland!

To Greenland! by Pip Smith, illustrated by Beau Wylie (Scholastic) HB RRP $24.99 ISBN 9781760976163

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Llewyn Sylvester lives in a dreary town where monotony reigns supreme. So, when Llewyn meets an elephant who has just returned from Greenland, he is sceptical about the magical description he hears. Later, Llewyn’s curiosity gets the better of him and he asks ‘Ellie Phant’ to take him to Greenland. Together they set off on a journey that will bring delights and disappointments.

To Greenland! is an enchanting picture book about the power of the imagination and a tribute to the adage that ‘the journey is more important than the destination.’ Its themes include friendship, teamwork, and persistence. Wylie’s illustrations and Smith’s text are equally divine and work together beautifully. The narrative is written in playful rhyming couplets, and the stunning whimsical artwork appears on single and double-page spreads. The monotone endpapers are compelling and a great talking point. To Greenland! is highly recommended for an audience aged 5 years and older.

This talented author and illustrator team are also the creators of the picture book Theodore the Unsure, published in 2019.

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