interestingly, the author of this book, martin waddell, won the hans christian andersen award but i wasn't super thrilled about the text of this story. it didn't hold my daughter's attention at all. but the illustrations were very cool - vinyl engravings, watercolor washes, and printed wood textures (these things i found out courtesy of the reviewers at booklist) were really different. i won't be checking out this one from the library again though.
Friday, June 13, 2008
tiny's big adventure (h.c.a. #7)
ah, little tiny. this mouse and his big and equally adventerous sister play in a wheat field near their mouse house. they find all sorts of things - a boot, a tractor, a spider, a pheasant, and other field creatures and they all look as big in the illustrations as they would seem to tiny.