In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van and April Chu
This lovely book generated a ton of conversation in our household. The boys were fascinated by the cultural differences represented in the illustrations and the way the story took them deeper and deeper into the family’s house. When they met the brown cricket living below the family kitchen, their little minds were blown by the beautiful artwork the cricket created and the story presented in his artwork. This is a story we will return to to study the detailed illustrations and lyrical text.