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[**] I wasn’t particularly fond of this book but I admit it’s a cute concept with all the words in each sentence group having the ABC format with images hidden in the pages of those letters. Includes a partial answer key and the dustjacket folds out into a poster.
[**] Stunning illustrations about a lonely boy and a dog he doesn’t have and the troubles they get into. This is a book that invites multiple read-throughs to interpret all the situations.
[***] Reminiscent of Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, this is a wordless graphic novel. The story is that of a child who goes off on her own to visit her grandmother but gets lost. A mysterious stranger ends up taking her into a magical place and they form a special bond. What’s as fascinating is the author’s story behind the story which adds another level to it.
Amazing beautiful celebration of human kindness.
[**] I wanted to like this book since I love a good love story. While I was impressed with the illustrations, the text fell short.
[***] Beautiful story of the power of words with fanciful art. The spreads may be good as writing prompts for students.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another nice installment in this series that’s always refreshing to go back to. I know there are cozy mysteries but I would consider these “light mysteries” in the sense there’s really no mysteries in most of the books.
I liked that Mma Ramotswe was front and center in this one again. I would love to read an installment set during a traditional Botswana holiday.
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This is the first novel featuring her other famous detective, Miss Marple. The story’s enjoyable narrative, interesting characters, style, and solution is classic Christie and I will definitely check out more Miss Marple.
(Review from 2008)
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*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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