Lily enjoys walks with her dog Nicky, not realizing he is fending off unseen monsters all along the way
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Satoshi Kitamura has written and illustrated many children's books, including What's Inside?, a New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year and an IRA Teachers' Choice, and Sheep in Wolves' Clothing. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, and now lives in London, England.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3 The straightforward text tells of Lily and her dog Nicky's stroll through town, while the illustrations show Nicky fending off real and imagined monsters on every page (a snake, a mailbox with teeth, a dinosaur). At the end, Nicky is safe in his basket when, on a final foldout page, he is frightened by a family of mice. The simple childlike drawings of Lily and Nicky and the details of the city setting have a charm that should appeal to children, but the book does not work successfully as a whole. Some of the ``monsters'' that the dog sees are so subtly portrayed that they may be missed until Nicky reviews them in image balloons near the end of the story. The playful visual activity of looking for monsters in everyday items is abandoned for very obvious fantasy near the end. This book is a clever idea with an appropriately humorous ending, but for a more skillful look at the interplay between the real and the imaginary, go back to Raskin's Nothing Ever Happens on My Block (Atheneum, 1966) or to Seuss' first masterpiece, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Vanguard, 1937). Kay E. Vandergrift, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
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Descripción Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110374444803
Descripción Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0374444803