Monday, September 22, 2008
I love Molly Bang. I love that each of her books has a different illustration style, although the two we own aren't the best examples of that. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher is a delightfully strange, wordless picture book about an adorable elderly lady who travels to the market and is followed home by a weird blue creature who desperately wants those berries. The chase that ensues is action packed and leads us through woods, swamp and brambles and finally to the comfort of the grey lady's home and family. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Angry has been a crucial addition to our library for therapeutic reasons. When Sophie gets angry she "stomps, she screams , she wants to smash the world to smithereens, she roars a red, red roar... then she runs". The illustrations are bright and energetic and Sophie's "aura" changes color as her emotions change.