Book of the Week: Along a Long Road

November 26, 2012

Along A Long Road by Frank Viva

By Carter.

I must confess, when I saw this book’s cover, it was love at first sight. It’s just so beautiful! And Along a Long Road is one of those perfect books where the words are spare, the pictures are rich, and once you are finished you can’t wait to open it again. Be sure not to miss the tiny treasures throughout – the farmer waving, the mustached ice cream man, and a cheeky young chap.

Along A Long Road by Frank Viva
Along A Long Road by Frank Viva

You could trace that yellow road from page to page – it bends and twists, but never breaks. Frank Viva created the art for this book as one single illustration. If you printed it, it would stretch to thirty-five feet long! Isn’t that amazing?

Along A Long Road by Frank Viva

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1 Tracy November 26, 2012 at 7:32 am

So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :-)


2 Colette November 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

I designed the color scheme for my playroom around this book and framed the pages as art. Which it truly is! Beautiful AND my son loves to read it.


3 Carter Higgins November 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

Smart! And pretty! I would like to live in that room, too.


4 Andrea November 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

This book looks wonderful! I can’t wait to check it out and share it with my kids. Thanks!


5 Lucy Mitchell November 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

I LOVE this book so much I framed the dust cover. I did’nt need to trim it, it was just perfect art as it was.


6 Carter Higgins November 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

Such a great idea! I might have to do the same.


7 Lucy Mitchell November 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

p.s. I forgot to say, more importantly, my son loves it too! I honestly don’t think either of us will ever get sick of reading it.


8 Christine November 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

This is one of my son’s favorite books of all time… and now that he’s starting to “read”… it’s even more perfect with all the simple words to remember and sound out!


9 Natalie November 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

judging from the books you cited in your getting-to-know you interview and the looks of this one, i’m really going to like you! ;) can’t wait to check this one out…looks perfect.


10 Carter Higgins November 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

That’s the nicest!


11 Emily November 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm
12 Sara December 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

I bought this book for my husband when we started trying to have a baby. Little did I know we’d encounter infertility. We’re still on the journey to parenthood and I turn to this book for time to time. It’s beautiful and a good reminder to enjoy the scenery along the way!


13 Carter Higgins December 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Oh, all the best to you, Sara!


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