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Mudkin by Stephen Gammell
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Mar 07, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: rll-520

I LOVE this book. A story about a mud... blob? and the little girl *it* (Mudkin?) befriend... the illustrations are incredible. Paintings themselves, the illustrations capture the messiness that a mud-blob would be if it were dancing around with a child, as it does in the book.

Very little text, the illustrations take the reader through the imagination of the child who is playing in the/with the mud (even becoming QUEEN of the mud, as crowned by Mudkin.

My favorite part was the page of dialogue between the child and Mudkin:
Child: "Hi... what's your name?"
(mud sludge)
Child: "Mudkin... it's nice to meet you."
(mud sludge)
Child: "A QUEEN? Oh no... I'm just playing..."

and so forth.

This book is great for the imagination and one of beautiful illustrations.

Perfect for YOUNG readers, while stronger readers will probably appreciate it all the same.

*In a way, reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are as it uses a great amount of imagination, and as a reader, you can't help but connect with the child as they are lost there.

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