Since the story is told in poetry form, it’s very easy to read, with an almost singsong quality. Moving from illustration to illustration, each gentle, soft picture also provides a soothing effect to end the day smoothly. As the story continues, the room gets darker and darker, depicting a natural bedtime progression.
The story itself is gorgeous enough for older readers, with or without the images; but Hosta’s art is, as ever, enchanting enough for all ages to fall in love with.
Hosta gives a friendly face and a neighborly voice to animals like crickets, spiders and bats—animals that normally may seem strange and scary to little ones. Hosta gives them a calm sort of beauty, and a definite place in our world that we start to feel a reverence for creatures we may have once feared.
10. There’s nothing overtly trippy. Sure, the dolphins in the book wear graduation caps and glasses, and the plants have faces, but there’s nothing to indicate the song’s supposed “ulterior” meaning that many claim it has.
I recently bought the second installment in the Bagthrope series which happens to be Absolute Zero. These books bring back fond memories and I was always thought that the character and plot-lines just got better as you dig further into the series. And so it was with Absolute Zero.
Children especially love getting surprise mail, letters and packages from family and friends, they even love to open up their parent’s junk mail. This is what the Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by
Both mys This book has great cartoon graphics that really help to build up the story and make it even more hilarious than the words themselves.