Saturday, November 25, 2017

Book Review :: Gary

Gary - Leila Rudge


"Any bird can find adventure. Even Gary."

There are so many reasons why I love Gary.  For starters, the multi-media illustrations are lovely.  Pencil with water colour and a little collage.  Warm, gentle hues and busyness without being busy, if you know what I mean..

I also love Gary because he's a pigeon called Gary, and that's the best.

Mostly though, I love Gary because Gary's journey gives me (a wanderlust-ing travel-phobe) hope.  Allllll the pigeons are off flying and exploring and seeing the pretty sights.  Gary is trapped by his inability to fly, and so instead he scrapbooks and dreams.  That is ME, friends.  Gary's story is so helpful.  Eventually he does find a way to travel.  All his scrapbooking and dreaming have set him up with a tool kit that strengthens him as he faces the scary unknown.  LOVE.

Gary is an inspirational book for anyone seeking to overcome limitations.  Winner.

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books.

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