We loved that this was a story about adventure, family and traditions.
It talks about prayer, bravery, love, and kindness. 🙂
A sweet beginning chapter book with large black and white illustrations about a boy named Dax and his family trip to the Dunes. True to the good and the beautiful style, it has good morals and a good message for the readers. We enjoyed the old-fashioned feel of the illustrations, the way the siblings care for one another and the chapter book for young readers. It always makes my kids feel grown up when they read a chapter book by themself! According to my Level 1 reader, “It’s a really good book for a level 1 reader looking for a book to read.”
J. felt lukewarm about this book. He couldn’t tell me anything he specifically liked or disliked about it, but felt like 3 stars (“it was good” on the Goodreads scale) was warranted. I do think that the illustration style in this one probably wasn’t his favorite. The cover is so vibrant, and then the inside is stark black and white woodcuts. In the right book, those can be gorgeous and fitting. For an early reader book with lots of nature, color would have been better received.
I guess I didn’t look at the sample pages, but this book does not have color. It is still a good story, just not what I was expecting.
Ever since Dax read a book about sand dunes, he couldn’t wait to go visit them and see them for himself. Will he get to go, and what will he do when he gets there? A whole new world is awaiting Dax and his family—see what they might find.
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