"Yelchin's self-satiric figures pitch exaggeratedly forward, the rooster postures comically extreme. Stampler' touching note demonstrates this layered tale' openness to multiple interpretations."--Kirkus, starred review
It's fun, witty and wise, and I highly recommend it.
The author's endnote confirms that the book is meant as a coming-of-age story in which the prince learns that compassion and good deeds make him human.
Eugene Yelchin's illustrations express the psychological depths of the story through images that are more archetypal than realistic.
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