Reviews by evelyn
Tiny Walrus, Giant Adventure!
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This is a beautiful, strange, and funny picture book produced by creative publisher McSweeney's, which tells the tale of two sisters who find a miniature walrus named Benny hiding in a walnut shell. Benny acknowledges that he is very small, but points out that there is nothing wrong with being a small walrus. Benny goes on a variety of adventures with the two girls and his new friends, including a trio of adventurous slugs. The oversized pages in Benny’s Brigade showcase Hanawalt’s amazing drawings in lovely color and detail. Packed with imagination and adventure, this is a sweet tale of friendship that warrants multiple readings.
A Lovely Tale
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The Grudge Keeper follows a man who is responsible for holding on to all of the grudges that his fellow citizens experience. After a terrible storm, the grudges fly everywhere and the townspeople must learn how to live without them. The illustrations in this book are fantastically old-fashioned and weird; they remind me of the art in The Triplets of Belleville. And the vocabulary is equally delightful, with words like “tiffs, squabbles, umbrage, and imbroglios.” This book is a winner for kids and adults alike.
Touching
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This is a really lovely and touching book that shows the power of imagination. The illustrations are gorgeous and delicate. I highly recommend this one!
Great for Younger Readers
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Featuring great graphics and short intriguing text, this is a winner for kids who want a shorter and exciting book on World War II.
A Unique Take on the War
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Featuring the work of multiple authors, the short stories in this book each stem from an object recovered from World War I, be it a helmet, a toy solider, or a compass. This is a great book for children and adults to enjoy together.