This is a wordless book told beautifully through the illustrations. A girl sits forlornly in a sepia world, ignored by her busy family. Spying a spot of colour in the shape of a red crayon, she draws a door through which she escapes to a green forest, illuminated by sparkling lights and blue lanterns, threaded through with a stream which leads her to the next stage of her journey, once she has drawn a red boat. She sails into the centre of a huge castle and, from there, draws new forms of transport so that she can explore this fantastic world. Then – disaster – she loses the red crayon. Will she be able to return home or even continue her journey?
The entire story is told through pictures full of magical detail. The colour red stands for play, imagination and doorways to enchantment. As the journey progresses, the colour mauve also comes into its own...
Sequels: Quest (9781406360813), Walker £7.99
Return (9781406373295), Walker £7.99
Another wordless book by Aaron Becker: A Stone for Sascha (9781406382457), Walker £11.99