I do have to say that I didn’t read the blurb. I just saw Benji Davies + a gorgeous new picture book and I just had to get it. So I have to say I was a bit confused with the book, especially with the ending. Then I read the blurb and after that I re-read the book and saw some small hints that indeed hinted to that blurb.
What I thought was that this was just a magical book about a boy making a journey with his granddad in a magical boat or that it was a dream where a boy has a wonderful trip with his dear grandpa. The ending also doesn’t particularly help. If the book is about loss, where is that letter coming from? Or is that letter not even real? Is it is just a drawing from that kid? Or a letter from heaven?
Sorry if I sound dumb, but really, I am just kind of confused with it all. I have too many questions left about things. Maybe I missed something, or maybe I just don’t see it.
The book is really good, and I just absolutely adore the illustrations, they are so colourful and full of details. It was great fun looking at the illustrations and finding hidden things. This is the biggest reason I bought the book. Benji Davies has a way with drawing that is just mesmerizing and beautiful.
Would I recommend this book. Yes, even though I was quite confused, it was an adorable and fun book and the illustrations are beautiful.