Saturday, February 21, 2015
My daughter worried this one would be too scary too. It depends on your perspective. The artwork combines images of real hair with drawings, and I dig it. The words are a sort of rhyme poem. The story is ... unusual. Unusual enough that I both want to blog about it, but also don't want to give it away.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Initially, I was drawn to the art, and my daughter was turned off by it. She was afraid the story would be scary. When she finally let me read it to her, she told me she had looked at it on her own and realized that it isn't scary. The artwork is dark and weird. The words displayed in odd lettering. It is the story of a little boy seeking treasures in Cementland. I am always a little sensitive about cities being depicted as bleek, but sometimes they are. I agree with the book about the goodness of friendship and plants.