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Fun, but basically flawed.
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017
This is possibly the strangest children's books I have ever read. I understand that there is a certain suspension of disbelief that must be maintained for picture books, but this pushed it a little too far for me. There is a town of humans that are entirely bald (because of some disease? a rare genetic disorder? it gets so cold that their hair all froze and fell off? we never get a real answer) and apparently think that shaving a fuzzy giant is a better way to keep their heads warm than buying a hat. Silly/ridiculous logic in picture books can be fun, but Wilfred doesn't seem to apply logic to humans even in a nonsensical way - it just isn't there. I really like Ryan Higgins' work - I bought this online immediately after reading Mother Bruce - but this book could really have used some extra polishing before being published. Very obvious that this was a first book for Higgins.