~I received The Road Home for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The Road Home written by Katie Cotton and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby is a beautifully illustrated rhyming book that is a gentle reminder about how animals must struggle to survive but that they do it together.
Fierce and tender, this beautifully illustrated picture book depicts the journeys of woodland animals as they seek the safety of home in a wild, unpredictable world. Birds risk the elements to fly south for the winter. Rabbits flee wolves to find warm, safe havens in the burrows. Wolves race the threat of hunger before seeking their dens. All are parents teaching their young the ways of survival in a dangerous world. In the end, each pair of animals finds the comfort of home in each other, reinforcing the depth of the bond between parent and child. With soft and stunning art, this book is a giftable meditation on the fierce beauty of life and the love we find as we seek the way home.
Katie Cotton studied English at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Sarah Jacoby is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her art has been shown internationally, and she is the recipient of a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.