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Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (2013)

by David Almond(Favorite Author)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 2
0763659126 (ISBN13: 9780763659127)
Candlewick Press
review 1: This book was so unusual and quirky. The illustrations were a mad but perfect for the story - I love Dave McKean illustrations as he always seems to project the words so brilliantly through his pictures. It was another strange and mesmerizing story from the brilliance that is David Almond. I loved the children in the story and the expressions on their faces were excellent. The Gods were so arrogant and lazy! A very bizarre but lovely little picture book.
review 2: Almond and McKean seem to always tackle the big picture ideas - death, growing up, family - very successfully, and this book once again falls in suite. This time around their theme is creation and its limits and they play wonderfully with these tropes by giving us the contrast of lazy gods and unr
... moreuly creations. Their cake and tea eating gods are extremely laughable, but they touch on some poignant literary/philosophical themes by suggesting that the gods don't take care of their creation anymore (similar to Preacher and Lucifer comic series). It is up to three children to create a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a slithery thing to fill in some of the gaps. But Almond and McKean go back on this hint that humans should take up the reigns when we witness the brutality of the created wolf - who becomes a symbol of humanity correupting the world through their creations and of the inevitable darkness that lies within everyone. less
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A fantastic story of imagination with great illustrations.
Interesting take on a 'creation story'...
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