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Kids Can’t Follow
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2019
The illustrations are stunning. If you’re looking for a visually appealing book with illustrations capturing America’s Pacific Northwest beauty, you won’t be disappointed. This book is a work of art.
However, my kids don’t get it. My 4-year-old said, “I like the boat and the monster friend, but what was that about?” My 7-year-old explained in 1st grade terms that there is not a storyline here. I doubt we’ll read it again.
Sometimes it seems like a children’s book was written for adults. This is one of those times. The poetic rhythm of the words was fun for me. We all loved the illustrations. But a picture book that kids can’t follow just doesn’t make it into the read again and again pile.