Monday, April 7, 2008
I lost my kisses by Trudie Trewin, illustrated by Nick Bland - review
Poor Matilda Rose. She's a kissy little girl - she kisses everyone all the time, but this morning, she has lost her kisses, and Daddy's coming home today, and what will she do when she sees him?
It's kind of a weird idea, but I think I get it. It's either "just" silly and affectionate, or it's for a child dealing with a parent's absence and feeling unsure about that parent's return.
The art is very nice and quite unusual: a cartoony style executed in shaded black and white pencil, with lovely spots of soft but vivid color.