"The author keeps everything lighthearted, and her boldly outlined illustrations work on readers like a charm, from their sophisticated colors to their strong narrative flow to the strange hen that busily whitewashes part of each page to show off the text against a bright backdrop. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There is a snug irresistibility to Rave's book, a modesty and economy that give it an immediately comforting, small-town feeling.
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