Thursday, August 8, 2013
by Tomi Ungerer
Phaidon Press (April 16, 2013)
Review copy from the public library
Finn and Cara, two young siblings, venture off one day in their curragh. They accidentally get taken away by strong currents, and into fog island. *insert dramatic music here* There they meet the fog man. He shows them how he makes the fog, and promises to take it away in the morning for Finn and Cara to go home. In the morning, the fog man is gone, so Finn and Cara set off home. They get caught in another storm, but this time their parents retrieve them and they all live happily ever after.
I think the moral of this story was that adventures are sometimes nice. Finn and Cara still got home, even though they had been scared of the fog island in the beginning. They met a very nice man and there was no harm done. The illustrations were wonderful, and I liked how the author put the text on the bottom of the page. --SA