Kurt Maschler Award Winner

Very different from movie. Spoilers in review.

The illustrations are great, if a little abstract. The text design is also quite inventive. As far as the story goes, it's... strange. The text is well-written, but the plot goes in unusual directions that aren't properly foreshadowed. The ending chapters totally come out of left field. It really reads like a dream, where everything makes sense until after it's over and you're just sitting there going, "How did I think that made any sense while it was happening?"


Befriend everything of unknown origin; it's definitely peaceful.

Fun book of noisy poems.

There are a lot of different noises, and I think children would enjoy repeating the noises of the poems. The illustrations are cute. The poems are funny.