Day 72's post is late due to a combination of impossible sleep time and screens being highly distractive last night. Anyway, no matter, here it is for You and Me Together. The theme of this book (unbreakable connection between parent and child) is one frequently found in children's books, including a few we've read in the 100 days. This time it's illustrated with gorgeous watercolour pictures. Whether you think it's full of sentiment or sentimentality will depend on your tastes. I'll also say (in view of my rant two books ago) that the character isn't clearly male or female - their name 'Oli' could be short for Oliver or Olivia, though with subtle cues from the pictures I think the intent is male. In any case, because I feel I've seen this story before, it doesn't light my world on fire, but it is beautifully produced.
Master A's verdict: No engagement this time. But see previous entry for the same reasons why.
- Title: You and Me Together
- Author/Illustrator: Anna Pignataro
- Source: Borrowed from the local library
- Publisher: Scholastic
What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.