Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Liszts

The Liszts
author: Kyo Maclear
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published:
rating: 5
read at: 2016/10/08
date added: 2016/10/08
shelves: children-s
'The Liszts' by Kyo Maclear with art by Julia Sarda is about a most unusual family. It's a good story, but the art is amazing!

The Liszts are a family that makes lists. They make ordinary lists (soccer players, dreaded chores, etc.) and unusual lists (ghastly illnesses and fearsome enemies). Their lists fill the house, and fill their lives. Until one day, a mysterious visitor comes into their house through the unlocked front door and into their lives.

The subtle lesson of the book is that it's okay to make plans, but it's good to leave room for the unexpected. The art is perfect for a rainy October day. The characters tend toward the gloomy (think Addams Family perhaps), but there is enough color to keep things lively. The visitor who shows up seems a little creepy at first, especially because the middle child befriends him, but he turns out to be harmless, and I realize that is the fear that gets put upon us over strangers and children. I really liked this picture book and it's amazing illustrations.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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