The story is enough.

The story is enough.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Adventures With Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend by Donna Hall

What a pretty little picture book!  With the soft and intentional strokes of a brush, Donna Hall invites children, and adults alike, into an imaginative world.  Adventures With Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend is a tale that is not bound by time. 

Andy returns home from a school, far away, and resumes his adventures with his dear black and white cat, Susie.  Together they do the usual things: help Dad with farm chores, pick flowers for Mom, eat a homegrown lunch, and visit a friend from the neighborhood.  Yet, there is also the unusual!  Susie, the cat, wears a curious pair of spectacles, a bus sails through the air, a rabbit wears clothing, Katie is in a steam-powered wheel chair, and beekeepers wear tin hats!

There is a lot for readers to connect with and much more to explore and wonder at. 

While the pictures are bright and flowing, I found that I was distracted by the quotations marks in the text, used for emphasis and expression.  They were understandable, just distracting. 

Adventures with Any & Susie is a cozy book for lower to middle elementary age readers - perfect for snuggling under blankets or curling up in the lap of someone who is dearly loved.

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I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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