SIR REGINALD’S LOGBOOK by Matt Hammill

SIR REGINALD’S LOGBOOK

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A legend in his own mind, bushy-mustached Sir Reginald braves harrowing perils (not) in search of the fabled “Lost Tablet of Illusion.” Is that a buzzing Carnivorous Elephant Beetle? A lethal Tiger-Stripe Viper? A Gargantuan Vampire Bat? Well, maybe, though in the black-and-white domestic scenes that flank each full-color jungle encounter (rendered on lined paper in loose watercolor cartoons), they look more like an alarm clock, a stray sock and a pair of pants from the closet. And what mighty beast has stolen the Tablet? What is the tablet, anyway? Young readers who have been paying attention will hardly be surprised to learn at last the identity of the waggy-tailed thief, or the nature of the missing treasure (hint: It has “volume” and “channel” buttons). Like Jacky Davis’s Ladybug Girl (2008), to use one of many recent examples, Hammill’s debut celebrates the pleasures of a freewheeling imagination by spinning breathtaking adventure from the daily business of living. By the end, Sir Reginald has another quest (literally) afoot. Who dares follow? (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55453-202-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kids Can
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2008




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