Drawings on textured surfaces change from dark night to dawn yellow as slaves move through the Underground Railroad to freedom. Emphasizing the silence of their journey, the simple text contains only the words necessary to map their way.
Franny Chapman is growing up in the middle of the Cold War. She has the typical problems of an eleven year old but she also has to deal with her sister's Ellen mysterious activities, her Uncle Ott's condition, and of course, the fear that any day a nuclear bomb might fall. Emma Galvin infuses Franny with a voice full of the angst of a girl on the cusp of adolescence and with the fear of disaster. The stiking audio documentary sequences which are very effectively used more than make up for the lack of photographs included in the print version. This is the first of a trilogy and it is a real audio treat. Ages 10+ Maria E. Gentle
New York City is the backdrop for this wordless story about Walrus who escapes from the zoo. Can he elude the zookeeper by donning the hats of those around him? Highly stylized digital drawings show the wily imposter hiding in plain sight.