This is less of a graphic novel and more of an illustrated children’s story. In the familiar oversized format this has a low page count, chunky panels and sparing dialogue. It has the wonderful pencils, bright colours and ever present green of the Briggs style.
This is definitely one to delight the younger reader whatever their age. You can tell Briggs is using his own experience with children, and not just from the credits at the back. His observation and understanding of a child’s speech and logic is evident throughout this charming tale.
A brief encounter but one that can’t fail to make you smile.