Delivery

Illustrated by Aaron Meshon
LIST PRICE £8.49

About The Book

A grandmother goes to great lengths to send her grandson a care package in this heartwarming and playful picture book.

By truck…
by train…
by boat…
by rocket…
love can travel any road, ride any track, cross any ocean, and soar through any sky.

Award-winning author-illustrator Aaron Meshon’s tender, whimsical, and almost wordless story celebrates love that knows no bounds.

About The Author

Photograph by Ayako Otoshi

Aaron Meshon is an illustrator and designer for magazines and products around the world, and the author-illustrator of several picture books, including Take Me Out to the Yakyu, Tools Rule!, and Delivery. Aaron lives with his wife, French bulldog, and son in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Aaron online at AaronMeshon.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Ayako Otoshi

Aaron Meshon is an illustrator and designer for magazines and products around the world, and the author-illustrator of several picture books, including Take Me Out to the Yakyu, Tools Rule!, and Delivery. Aaron lives with his wife, French bulldog, and son in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Aaron online at AaronMeshon.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 3, 2017)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481441766
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"The notion that “love finds a way” has never been truer than in Meshon’s not-quite-wordless story, in which a grandmother attempts to ship freshly baked cookies to her grandson for his birthday.... Shifting perspectives and the sheer ridiculousness of the journey make this cookie-delivery relay a delight."

– Publishers Weekly, November 2016

* "A box of cookies travels from the kitchen where they're made to a destination across the universe. Meshon's premise is simple but spectacular.... The rear endpapers present a visual joke that will have kids wondering just how literally to take those cookies' journey. Meshon's digital illustrations are strange and beautiful, with distinctive shapes and an arresting use of color, negative space and red hearts both figuring prominently in their design. Whimsical delight."

– Kirkus Reviews, December 2016, *STARRED REVIEW*

"In this nearly wordless book, a woman bakes a special batch of red heart-shaped cookies and sends them off in the mail.... In a sweet and visually effective touch, each time a person receives the package, some part of his or her vehicle turns into a red heart.... Through his digital illustrations, Meshon...makes the journey visually accessible by featuring simply drawn characters within cheerfully cluttered landscapes.... Meshon reminds us that putting in a little extra effort can go a long way."

– Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2017

"A grandmother bakes up a sweet surprise of heart-shaped cookies for her grandson, and after carefully packaging the treats, she passes the box off to the mailman, but that’s only the first step. In a nearly wordless narrative, Meshon cleverly depicts the random chain of devices used to deliver grandmother’s gift.... Meshon fills the detailed, whimsical scenes with hearts of all sizes set in the most peculiar places, emphasizing the love inherent in both the gift and the long journey. Little ones will be especially tickled by a surprise on the closing end papers. Ideal for sharing, especially with a distant loved one."

– Booklist, April 2017

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