Picture Book Review by Darin Bush | Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work
By erin the great, Sep 1 2017 02:00PM
I'm so excited to share my new book, Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, with you! Want to know what people are saying about it? Here is Darin Bush's review:
I have always enjoyed Erin the Great's illustrations. I enjoy her sense of space and of color, and the quirkiness of her characters. I hope someday to have her illustrate one of my stories. I'm pleased to see her use her talents to create a book for children to discuss, not just to read.
The first time I read "Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work", I missed a lot. First of all, I was trying to read a book that is meant to be absorbed or felt. I approached it as an adult, a story teller, a writer. That was a forgivable mistake. The second time I viewed it, I tried to do so only with childlike delight. I was well rewarded.
I then noticed many extra elements to the illustrations. The house mouse is one wonderful example: not quite a sidekick, not quite a guide or chorus. When I later discovered Erin's intention, to create a book for adults and children to share as a way to spark creativity and discussion, I thought back to my daughter (now grown) and her time as a new reader. I wish we'd had "Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work". I'm sure she would have loved it.
Darin M. Bush is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, specializing in short stories, who speaks at various conventions in or near his home of Atlanta, GA.
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