Isle of You
by David LaRochelle
illustrated by Jaime Kim
Candlewick Press, 2018
Ages: Preschool to Grade 2
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When you’re feeling sad, lonely, or angry, there’s a place where you can go to feel better: the Isle of You. Leave your worries behind and travel to where your dreams can come true. From soaring on the back of an eagle to relaxing in a hammock to watching dancing polar bears on roller skates—if you can imagine it, it’s yours!
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Teachers and librarians: here’s a free downloadable activity guide for Isle of You, including a short visualization script. And here’s a simple drawing activity where kids can create their own Isle of You.
“A wonderful depiction of the power of imagination that encourages young children to look inwardly when faced with life challenges.” (School Library Journal)
“Every page is a double spread of delights in full color using pastel watercolors with digital tools. Children will love the carnival and castle environments, the roller-skating polar bears in tutus, and the friendly animal playmates. It’s a dreamland of wonders, a perfect isle to comfort angry or sorrowful moments in a child’s day.” (Booklist)
“…a lovely, soothing antidote to snappishness and stress.” (The Guardian)