Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World (Hardcover)
This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the journey of one book from printer to reader. Bright, contemporary artwork details the people, the vehicles, and the distance traveled as one book makes it into the hands of a young boy, allowing readers to understand how the very book they hold in their hands made its way all around the world.
Klas Fahlén is the illustrator of Building a Home, written by Polly Faber. He is inspired by Picasso and the contemporary Swedish illustrator Stina Wirsén. He is known for his simple, elegant lines and colorful illustrations. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An excellent tool to use with young children when tackling a unit on transportation. Faber approaches this story in a universal manner, by providing a big picture view of the many pieces of the global supply chain—from factory to consumer—and making it intergenerational to boot. . . . With its focus on all the big ships, trucks, trains, and cranes, kids will undoubtedly lap this one up.
—School Library Connection
Dynamic; anyone interested in transportation in all its modes will be fascinated by the path of one book as it travels the globe. A compelling glimpse into the ways of modern industry, and very engaging.
—School Library Journal