Children will enjoy this picture book, featuring a boy named Will on his sled. It contains rhyme and rhythm and repeating – loved by all children – plus a surprise ending.
Adults will enjoy all of the above, and the interesting illustrations. Vladimir Radunsky illustrated The Story of a Boy Named Will by Daniil Kharms, translated by Jamey Gambrell. His big, bold illustrations will capture the attention of adults and children alike. They will even illicit some discussion, and the children try to figure out what’s going on in some of the pictures.
And it’s just funny to see what Will gathers on his sled as he goes down the hill. Plenty of pictures with few words on each page (if any) will make this a quick bed-time read to toddlers or preschoolers.