Illustrated by the author
2013 Random House Child
Dedication: to John James Audubon
Goodreads rating: 4.12
My rating: 1.5 (I didn't really like it very much)
Acquired: TPPL (The public library seems to be taking off the dust covers now when the same illustrations is on the cover of the book itslef. I don't like the missing endflaps, which I like to read after I've read the book...)
Illustrations: There are lots of boxes to pour over, until the end of the book, the only colors are shades of blue, gray, and white. A small amount of brighter colors are added on the last few pages to accentuate the plot. This part was actually quite clever...I guess...
My Goodreads review/comments: I guess I'm one of the few people who aren't entranced with this wordless picture book. The first 2/3 was okay, but - for me - well...boring. Then, all of a sudden, right out of the blue, (Spoiler-of-a-sort coming) there's a shocking turn of events and then - what? - a spiritually uplifting ending? I read it three times. School just got out or I'd LOVE to give it to some of my 4th graders to see how they perceive it. I hate giving "bad" ratings, but I'm being kindly truthful here....Let's say a 1.5 because I didn't HATE it....