Away We Go! by Migy (AKA Miguel Ornia-Blanco) – “Mr. Fox is going to the moon! Away he goes in his hot air balloon. . . . But wait! Can Elephant come too? Sure! Let’s bring along some pizza. What about Giraffe? And Squirrel? Everyone is welcome in Mr. Fox’s balloon, but look out—will everyone fit?” (From Macmillan Publisher’s website)
Why should you read this book?
While vacationing at Great Wolf Lodge, I read this book to ML, my niece and my nephew. They insisted I read it again. My nephew enjoyed it as much as the indoor water slides. He loved them, especially the River Canyon Run.
The illustrations in this book are unique and engrossing. If the author was eligible for the Caldecott Award, this book would be on our Mock Caldecott list. Unfortunately, you must live in the United States to win. He’s one of England’s extremely talented picture book artists.