Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
Meet Ottoline Brown and her best friend Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is too tricky for the two of them to solve. A string of daring burglaries has taken place in Big City, and precious lapdogs are disappearing. Who is behind this crime wave? Can Ottoline and Mr. Munroe come up with a clever plan?

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Children who linger over the illustrations, ink drawings with occasional highlights in red, will find all sorts of odd, precisely depicted household objects and comical details among the gracefully posed human and animal characters. There's an abstract air to the whole episode, but the plot trots along smoothly, and Riddell's distinctive visual style shows off to better effect here than in the cramped art for his Edge Chronicles and other collaborations.