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The pictures make the book
on 6 April 2012
A strange story, with sinster undertones and a poets use of words "bees prayed for honey" "the query of an owl", making me wonder who this book is aimed at. It's too wordy and disturbing for a very young child and yet it has a picture book feel. The pictures however make it. Detailed, cutouts which interpret the story, but because they're in a book they are "flat" and the medium doesn't therefore do them justice. Rightly the book has been nominated for the 2012 Greenaway medal. Carol Ann would be better sticking to poetry.