Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Book No. 61.

Jafta is a simple and sweet story who likens his feelings to animal behaviors, wanting to purr like a lioncub when he's happy or stamp like an elephant when he gets cross. Numerous African animals are connected with different emotions and the illustrations, done in earthy sepia, show Jafta along side each animal. The pairings are as poetic as they are relatable and the ending... Oh! The ending!
But actually, said Jafta, I don't think there's anything quite so nice
as being a flamingo flying off into the sunset...
Enough said.

- Matthew

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...