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‘One of the best endings I’ve read in a picture book for a long time’ Madge Eekal reviews I, Pod!

Zoe at Madge Eekal Reviews has just reviewed new picture book by Rebecca Lisle with illustrations by Richard Watson, I, Pod:

‘An exciting picture book adventure set in a prehistoric world, I can fully understand why the first two books in this series both won awards.

I loved the mixture of prehistoric and modern, including Nim’s baby rattle made with a bone. I also enjoyed the pacing of the story which has a lot of excitement and suspense for a picture book as well as plenty of humour. 

The illustrations are colourful and clear. On first examination, they appear quite simple but look closer and you’ll realise there’s lots of expression in the faces and some truly wonderful details. (I especially loved the insects and creatures that creep into the pictures. For example, the first double page spread includes an attractive lizard and an incredibly cute caterpillar while later in the book we have what looks like a mini purple pterodactyl).

The pictures perfectly compliment this story which has one of the best endings I’ve read in a picture book for a long time. (Sorry to say more could spoil your enjoyment of this excellent picture book).’

Thank you!

Read the whole review here and buy a copy here