Monday, June 03, 2013

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa


A beautiful wordless picture book about the effects of a flood on a family and their home. Full of stunning colorful illustrations by the author.

The 411 by Maria:

Flood is a perfect book to enter into the discussion of possible disaster that can affect any of our lives at anytime.  The story is about a family preparing for a storm and deciding that their best course of action is to leave the home they love. This turns out to be the right move as their home is damaged by the storm. When they return they rebuild and move on with their lives.

The illustrations showcase emotion from their nice life before the storm, the storm, their fear of leaving their home, and their return. Hope, realization, sadness, and finally hope again all shine through the wordless book.

My Goddess and I have read this book a few times which is odd to say since there are zero words in the book.  The story is completely narrated by the reader which I find quite unique. Leaving openness for those reading to create their own dialogue fitting to their situation.

See the book 9:49 

 Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for my honest opinion.

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