There's nothing that brings life to a grey day like a good picture book. Z and I have been lucky with our library choices lately.
We thought this book was cute and there are a lot of little details in the illustrations that can keep you occupied for a while. Z also loved that the back cover of the book has a chunk "bitten" out of it. So silly!
This book should really be called "creepy hair" as the hair-centric artwork is a bit strange. McKean's unique style is definitely showcased in the book and gives children something a bit out of the ordinary to look at. Gaiman's rhymes are a bit forced at times but are also very imaginative and the hair truly becomes its own world.
This book has melodic text and fantastic flow. The pirates have fabulous names and they all look sufficiently evil to have kidnapped a young girl. Molly is smart and her mother is truly terrifying except when she takes her young daughter in her arms. This is a very fun book and is impressive as it is translated from German.
Taking advantage of variety,
K and Z
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