A little girl can’t seem to find anyone to play with her. Her parents and sister are just too busy, and she doesn’t have any friends. But when she finds a red marker on the floor of her room, she draws a door on the wall and escapes into an amazing imaginary world where she and her marker create wonderful adventures. In the end, her courage and imagination may win her a new friendship.
This beautifully creative wordless picture book will appeal to imaginative preschool and school-age children. It may be difficult to use in storytime with a large group, but with a few children or one-on-one, the pictures open the door for conversation about what is happening in the detailed fantasy tale. Consider pairing Journey with David Wiesner’s Flotsam.