ACHUKA Book Of The Day 6 Apr 2021
“Throughout, Klassen’s characteristically deadpan humor refuses to patronize readers; he lets them in on the joke, as always, by putting them one step ahead of the protagonists. Smart, funny, and offbeat, this is quintessential Klassen.” HORN BOOK
“Klassen’s animals react to their seemingly absurd—but never tragic—universe with characteristically subtle, humorous postures and eye maneuvers. The weirdness of it all exerts its own attractive force, drawing readers back to it to wonder and ponder. Waiting for Godot imagined for the playground population’s sensibilities.” KIRKUS
“The most gratifying feature of this new offering by Caldecott Medalist Klassen is that there’s so much of it–96 pages of dark, Beckett-caliber comedy.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Turtle really likes standing in his favourite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it…
A wryly humorous meditation (in the form of five connected short stories) on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit and existential silliness, celebrated picture-book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.