Title: Jack Frost
Author: William Joyce
Why you should read this book: The Guardians of Childhood are magical books and no matter how old you are you will love them
Jack Frost wasn’t always the one he is now, before he was Nightlight, the companion of the Man in the Moon, Mim. He sacrificed himself to sealed Pitch away when he came to destroy Mim’s world, and he was froze in time until years after Mim wakes him and made him a guardian for all the children of the Earth.
I think the summary reveals everything in the book but maybe it’s supposed to be like that because it’s a picture book, you already know what it’s going to happen but you need to see the pictures and immerse yourself in that world. Words alone aren’t enough, they won’t spoil you from enjoying the book.
This is a perfect little book!! The story is different from the one of Nightlight in the Guardians’ books but it is still magical, dreamy, beautiful! I learned reading the picture book of Sandman that the books are told differently because they are aimed to different audience. The picture books are simpler but still really deep and beautifully written. If you want to know the real story of the characters you have to read the other books and I really recommend you do it if you haven’t because they are precious.
The illustrations are magnificent, the details took my breath away. I always feel calm and happy reading Joyce’s books and the wonderful illustrations complete the magic.
I feel so good right now, I can’t stop smiling! I will read it again and again, I will become one with it and it will help me get through everything!
Do I recommend it? Yes, but only if you love picture books.