Saturday, August 29, 2015

504 (2015 #61). InvisiBill

by Maureen Fergus,
illustrated by Dušan Petričić

This is a cute and funny book that not only addresses feelings of being ignored, but also the distractions of modern life (tablets, telephones, televisions) that often keep parents and siblings from paying attention to each other.

In Maureen Fergus' story, middle child Bill turns invisible one day when his busy family doesn't pass the potatoes at the dinner table when he asks for them.

Dušan Petričić's caricature-like illustrations, rendered in pen and ink and colored in Photoshop, add greatly to the humor - and message - of the tale.  I especially liked the way he placed his illustrations on square or rectangular backgrounds that sometimes overlapped in interesting ways.

This book should appeal to all children - those who wonder what it might be like to be invisible, and those who sometimes wish they were noticed a little more.

© Amanda Pape - 2015

[This book was received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.   It will be donated to my university library.]

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