Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hank's debut review

Picked up the new issue of Quill & Quire just now, in which appears a pre-publication review of Anything But Hank! by a children's author named Richard Scrimger. It's a mixed review, leaning towards the negative. The story is "a cool take on the classic dilemma of naming the baby"; but "[t]he poetry too often limps and staggers." The art fares better, Eric's paintings being "lush, strange, and evocative throughout," and the writing does get some props from Scrimger, as "some phrases really resonate." I wonder what kind of review his kids might give it...

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