I loved the sketchy quality of the illustrations, and I adored the story. Sea shanties! Toothbrush snow! Grumpy bear. Also: I love squirrels. This is an incredibly realistic depicition of a squirrel. I heard there are more Meschenmoser books that haven't made it into English, but I hope thsi one will be successful enough for the others to be translated as well. I did my part.