Picture Book Review: Faraway Things vs. Jack Frost

Mar 26, 2024 | Literary, Video

Join Charlotte Glaze as she compares two picture books head-to-head in an early childhood literacy battle! In Picture Book Showdown this week we’ll be looking at “Faraway Things” by Dave Eggers and Kelly Murphy AND “Jack Frost” by William Joyce.

Throughout our review, I will be highlighting the key elements that make these books stand out, from their engaging narratives to their vibrant illustrations.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or book lover, this comparison will help you choose the perfect addition to your preschooler’s library. Reading to your children at storytime is a magical and powerful way to build lifelong readers and smart kids!

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The Books:

Faraway Things: https://bookshop.org/a/85831/9780316492195

Jack Frost: https://www.amazon.com/Frost-Guardians-Childhood-William-Joyce


00:00 – Introduction
00:31 – Faraway Things Overview and Flip Through
02:03 – Faraway Things: Story
03:03 – Faraway Things: Word Choice
04:35 – Faraway Things: Illustrations
06:14 – Faraway Things: Kid-Meter
06:24 – Jack Frost Overview and Flip Through
08:04 – Jack Frost: Story
08:44 – Jack Frost: Word Choice
10:05 – Jack Frost: Illustrations
10:57 – Jack Frost: Kid-Meter
11:04 – Final Scores


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Charlotte Glaze

Hi, I’m Charlotte!

As a mom, writer, and illustrator with a background in preschool education, I’m dedicated to creating picture books that inspire and empower young children. Join me on an unforgettable adventure where imagination knows no bounds, as we journey together through the pages of storytelling magic!