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The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Jon Agee

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Dial Books
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication date: 2 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9780525555452
  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
10 Feb 2019

"demonstrates how much can be done with few words and simple pictures"

This picturebook from the launch list of Scallywag Press demonstrates how much can be done with few words and simple pictures... Dramas happen in the pictures, so pre-readers can watch the knight mending a hole in the wall, wild animals climbing on top of each other, waters rising, little fish eaten by bigger fish until a monster-sized one approaches, and finally knight, ogre and wild animals sharing an adventure. The images, using washes, texture, collage and autumnal colours, express emotion succinctly. The book also has a wider resonance: about demonising strangers, preconceived ideas and the folly of a wall.

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