Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: BANDITS by Johanna Wright

Wright, Johanna. Bandits. New York: Roaring Brook, 2011. ISBN 1-59643-583-4. Hardback $16.99. Ages 4-8

Wright presents a lovable raccoon family as they gather food stuffs from garbage cans and fruit trees around human homes after dark. There are three main things to like about this book: the lyrical text, the flowing lines and colorful, textured full page illustration, and the portrayal of a family working together harmoniously and having fun. Critics might complain the book implies that it’s okay to steal; they need to understand the animal world first, and then they need to relax. Johanna Wright has done no wrong with Bandits.

Marie Soriano

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