Friday, August 21, 2009

Come Back Soon

Schallau, Daniel. 2009. Come Back Soon. Houghton Mifflin. September 2009.

Every day from Icetown, hundreds of fish letters are delivered far and wide around the world. Postwhales deliver most of the long-distance letters, and penguins do the rest.

I didn't really get this picture book. It stars a somewhat-clumsy Elephant and an ever-forgiving group of penguins. Elephant, the star of the book, receives a letter from a friend inviting him to visit. He's excited to receive the letter--the envelope was most tasty--and he immediately begins making plans for his trip. Most of the book concerns the visit itself. The things these two do together. The trouble Elephant gets into while he's there.

I don't think I'm the ideal audience for this one. I suppose some readers might enjoy it.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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