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By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Wondrous finale to fantastical wordless trilogy.

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Art and imagination can transport us, and so can this beautiful picture book, third in a wordless trilogy that takes its heroine on a magical adventure and carries the reader along for the ride. A girl and her friends create their own adventures with crayons, and the world they imagine is beautiful but dangerous, so they draw their way out of harm by creating a griffin and a submarine to help them escape their pursuers. Though the book can stand on its own, it features the same players we've met before and the same threat, which is at last satisfyingly resolved, so it may be most fun and meaningful when paired with the previous two books.

With his mesmerizing moonlit kingdom by the sea, author-illustrator Aaron Becker has created a world kids will want to return to again and again, and readers' imaginations will take flight as surely as if they're riding on the back of the purple griffin. This wordless page-turner is packed with action and relates a worthy moral: That our imaginations can deliver us.

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