Day 86. We're getting to the business end now, and I seem to be on a crop of the more left-of-middle books. Today's was The Midnight Feast, which after the fact I understand to be a sequel. No matter. This is, as Master A's dad described it, a flight of fancy which assumes that babies escape their houses every night to roam the streets and form gangs and have ... feasts. Though, initially, it looked like there was going to be some kind of baby turf war, Bloods and Crips style, (meeting of the two gangs pictured) and I was seriously worried about where it was all going. Fortunately, it becomes a good-natured food riot, and all the babies are still so full the next day, the protagonist doesn't want breakfast. In the scheme of things, this is really whacky. I'm not such a fan of the pictures myself, but they are expressive and there's plenty of onomatopoeic words, mostly related to jelly.
Master A's verdict: Very distracted today. No interest in jelly, it seems.
- Title: The Midnight Feast
- Author/Illustrator: Margaret Wild / Ann James
- Source: Borrowed from local library
- Publisher: ABC Books
What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.