Review: INSTRUCTIONS by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

InstructionsInstructions by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This illustrated version of Neil Gaiman’s poem “Instructions” tells “everything you’ll need to know on your journey.” The words and images seem to come from another time. The Charles Vess illustrations perfectly complement Gaiman’s advice, which emphasizes the importance of courage, generosity, and an adventurous spirit, without quite guaranteeing that everything will always go well or as planned.

Life’s metaphors are rendered here in words and pictures that will be satisfying to both children and adults. I could easily see Instructions entering and affecting the dreams of its readers.

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2 Responses to Review: INSTRUCTIONS by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess

  1. Redhead says:

    great book! I hope parents are reading this to their kids at night.

    Like

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