Thursday, August 31, 2017

Life on Mars by Jon Agee (2017)

I was already digging this picture book, and then along came this illustration towards the end.

First of all, the look on that monster's face, a sort of disdainful side-eyish look of pure puzzlement mixed with "what kind of fuckery is this."

Then those arms (or whatever appendages Martians have) akimbo, which adds to the whole attitude of perplexity and batshittery.

I love this monster.

I loved this book.  Boring picture books are legion.  Nestled among them are gems like this.  It's a science fiction picture book, which makes it all the more kick ass.


Life on MarsLife on Mars by Jon Agee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The world library is filled to the brim with berenstainy picture books. This, my friends, isn't one of those books. I loved this book. Boring picture books are legion. Nestled among the boring books are little gems like this. It's a science fiction picture book, which makes it all the more kick ass. Plus it has this magnificent Martian monster with a constant stream of "what kind of fuckery IS this" facial expressions that left me gleeful and grinning.


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