Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis

Willis, Jeanne The Bog Baby illustrated by Gwen Millward, 32 pgs. Schwartz and Wade Books, 2008. PICTURE BOOK. $16.99. Instead of going to their friend Annie's house, Chrissy and her sister decide to sneak away to fish in the magical pond in Bluebell Wood. The only thing they end up catching is a Bog Baby with boggly eyes and a spiky tail. It is their little secret as they take him home and love and care for him until he gets sick. The only cure is that he be returned to his home. Although I didn't really care much for the story, I thought the illustrations were sensational. They certainly added a magical feel to the story with their soft, sparkly hues. EL-OPTIONAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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