storytime {round trip}

by @according2kelly on March 29, 2013

round-trip

on my nightstand is our newest favorite book, round trip by ann jonas. it’s perfect for an afternoon cuddle, bedtime story – what can i say? we can’t get enough of it.

don’t be fooled by the simple black & white illustrations.

round trip is anything but simple….

crossing-bridges

read along as the travelers leaves their home, passing farms, trains, & crossing bridges.

leaving-city

before arriving in the city, where they explore, eat dinner & even go to a movie.

but unlike other books, the end isn’t really the end.

entering-city

once the traveler reaches the city, you flip the book over & see the entire journey in a whole new way.

the city skyline, becomes a starlight night.

what was once a bridge, becomes a road lined with telephone poles.

telephone-poles

 

trust me when i say, round trip is a story you’ll want to read again & again & again.

7 comments
Amy
Amy

That was one of my very favorite books as a child and I'm so glad you reminded me of it!

RunFastMama Lisa
RunFastMama Lisa

Sounds like a book to use your imagination on Kelly! My kids would love it!

Anna from Sincerely, Anna
Anna from Sincerely, Anna

Hi Kelly! This sounds like a book I would love, I`m sure it takes a lot of thinking to complete it but the idea is really wonderful. I will link back to your post here tomorrow on my blogs series "food for thought" where I feature posts and goods that I loved last week. Thanks so much for sharing this Have a happy easter! xx Anna

FiddleDeeAshley
FiddleDeeAshley

I'll add this book to our must-get list. Thanks for the rec!

Katie
Katie

HI! I'm new to your blog, and I LOVE YOU ALREADY! I was reading through your Disney races, and I got to your post after running the Disneyland Half in 2012 and it brought me to tears! I just signed up for my first ever race, the Disneyland Half this year. I'm so excited, but more terrified that I just might die! hahaha But, man, I love everything Disney and knew if I was ever going to run a race, it had to be at Disneyland. You've reaffirmed that I made the right choice, and I hope to see you there! Will you be at the expo again??!?! And I'm TOTALLY copying your costume ideas.. they are KILLER and so stinkin cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Seriously so happy that I stumbled upon your blog today!!!

Abby
Abby

I've never heard of it but the concept is genius!

Ashley
Ashley

Aww , I LOVED that my parents read to me every night until I could read to them. This book looks great for when I have kids to have in our bookcase.

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