Thursday, May 19, 2011

Argus by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Andrea Wesson.

Just a quick review so Brilla doesn't feel lonely :).

Sally’s class are raising chicks, but her chick, Argus, is different to the others. WAY different… like green-and-scaly and growing-really-fast and eating-other-chicks different.
What is so much fun about this tale of difference, acceptances and love, is that it is never, ever stated WHAT Argus is. He’s just a very different chick.
I love the teacher, Mrs Henshaw. What a cool teacher! Unflappable.
The illustrations, done in watercolour and ink, are appealing.
*Sigh* if only all picture books were this adorable.

If you like this book try:
  • Edwina, the dinosaur who didn’t know she was extinct by Mo Willems.
  • George and the dragon by Chris Wormell.
  • Tadpole’s promise by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross.
  • The monster at the end of this book by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin.
  • Your pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monster by Mo Willems.

Reviewed by Thalia.

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