#blogbookaday: Niko Draws a Feeling

28 Jun

Niko Draws a Feeling.jpgSummary:  “Niko loves to draw his world: the ring-a-ling of the ice cream truck, the warmth of sun on his face. But no one appreciates his art. Until one day, Niko meets Iris…

This imaginative and tender story explores the creative process, abstract art, friendship, and the universal desire to feel understood.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: The story of a boy who tries to capture feelings in a drawing and the people around him who don’t understand, until he meets a new friend who can feel his drawings just as he did. This is the story of friendship, art, understanding and creativity.

Personal Reaction: What an amazing and powerful story. Niko has such an interesting and profound way of looking at the world around him and yet the people in his life don’t quite understand him or his art. I loved that he was able to meet a new friend who could see the way Niko felt when he drew and even though they may have come from different backgrounds or experiences, they could share those differences and celebrate their similarities through art.

Title: Niko Draws a Feeling
Author: Bob Raczka
Illustrator: Simone Shin
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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