There are a great many picture books involving the imaginings of a child as he or she tries to envision life as someone or something else, but ‘For Just One Day’ brings something different to the table. And that something different is the artistic genius of Marc Boutevant. So vivid, so colorful, and just so welcoming – I feel like looking at Marc’s art is akin to taking a field trip into a child’s imagination in all of its Technicolor glory.
Books like this are such a springboard into fun discussions with kiddos – what would be great about being a gorilla? Which part of a snail’s body is the coolest part? Where would you go with butterfly wings? Would you rather be a huge animal or a small animal?
What would you be if you could be anything???
These are Deep Thoughts, friends. Made accessible to the tiniest reader. ‘For Just One Day’ has been around for a few years now and we’ve owned it for awhile, but I keep finding it on the floor every so often. Julia loves it!
If for some reason Marc’s art has escaped you, you must do a couple of things. Go find ‘Mouk’. (I’ll accept your extreme thanks in the form of doughnuts and cute stickers.) And get yourself ready for ‘The Great House Hunt’, which will be released Spring 2013!
I can’t wait!!