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Lovey and Dovey Hardcover – January 1, 2009
From Publishers Weekly
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Kirkus Review - Children (01/01/2009):
A starred review. A winsome prison fable from the Netherlands. Lovey and Dovey, she plump, he thin as a rail, both clad in prison stripes, have & quot;stolen each other & apos;s hearts & quot; & #x2014;but that & apos;s not why they languish in Katakom. They also stole a pair of blue socks, which they now wear, Lovey on her right foot, Dovey on his left. When Lovey complains about the view, Dovey squeezes through the bars, tears a square of & quot;sun and sea & quot; from the landscape and takes it back to their cell to hang on the wall. This is followed by the moon, an apple tree and so on. A wordless subplot depicts a rabbit artist who follows Dovey, painting in his own designs on the blank silhouettes left behind by Dovey & apos;s thefts. Van Hout places her endearing convicts, rendered as line-and-color cartoons, against soft-edged backgrounds, the harsh gray of the cell modulating to bright pastels as the outside is brought in, piece by piece. & quot;But one day, disaster struck: they were released. & quot; The resolution may well bring pause to adults, but children will respond to its daffy logic and celebrate along with the lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)(COPYRIGHT (2009) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
Publishers Weekly (01/19/2009):
Full-bleed illustrations, comic and unabashedly heartwarming, brim with details that encourage a second reading. ... Quirky, playful and altogether inviting.
Top Customer Reviews
The star is only there because the site makes you.
Really? a kids book to endorse stealing to begin with, then endorse it AGAIN in order to stay in their comfy prison cell?
Wouldn't recommend it at all. Like the previous reviewer, gave it one star because I had to.