Pete Oswald, Pete Oswald
Mr B's review
Father and child leave the city behind and embrace the outdoors in this beautifully understated wilderness trek. This perfect day out is exclusively illustrated, no words needed.
Take to the trails for a celebration of nature – and a day spent with Dad.
In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive – and closer than ever – as they document their hike and take their place in family history.
In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas, Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause for subtle wonders and marvel at the views. A touching tribute to the bond between father and child, with resonant themes for Earth Day, Hike is a breath of fresh air.
The extremely sparing use of text focuses the reader on the illustrations. These are beautifully done, using a range of mute d greens, browns , greys, and blues. However, more importantly , it celebrates the relationship an d connection between father and son. * The School Librarian *
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