Meade, Rita Edward Gets Messy, illustrated by Olga Stern. PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster, 2016. $18.
Edward has spent countless hours over all of his years to keep very, very clean. After an accident at school one day, Edward learns to joy of the mess and of participation – after all, you can always clean up afterwards!
Edward is a delight, but the illustrations are only about 80% there for me. While the composition is spot on, I am not a fan of the rough pencil stroke style. Its probably just a quirk of mine, because I did love the story.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE Cindy, Library Teacher.