Teacup Book Cover

See Other Books Like This:

This book is for age/grade:

Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

This is a:

Superstar Book

Use Find a Book to find similar books, using filters such as age & topic.

Teacup

Written by:

Rebecca Young

Illustrated By:

Matt Ottley

Published:

October 4, 2016

Publisher:

Dial Books

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

Starred Reviews:

Star Image Booklist

Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Star Image School Library Journal

Summary

A stunning picture book that addresses life’s big journeys with hope, beauty, and reassurance
 
A boy must leave his home and find another. He brings with him a teacup full of earth from the place where he grew up, and sets off to sea. Some days, the journey is peaceful, and the skies are cloudless and bright. Some days, storms threaten to overturn his boat. And some days, the smallest amount of hope grows into something glorious. At last, the boy finds land, but it doesn't feel complete . . . until another traveler joins him, bearing the seed to build a new home.
 
With lyrical text and gorgeous artwork, this poignant picture book is perfect for discussing all of life’s toughest challenges—a big move, a divorce, long-distance separation, or even the current refugee crisis—in a way that’s reassuring and inspiring for children and adults alike.

Editorial Reviews

The following links are to reviews of this book on review journal websites.

School Library Journal

Kirkus

Publishers WeeLY

Booklist  (Booklist provides free access to some, but not all reviews.  A subscription is required for complete access.)

Add new comment