Thursday, April 22, 2010

Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp

Harry loves a lot of things, like bubbles, adventure, and outer-space travel. But he loves his friend Horsie more than anything. When Horsie gets carried away by a bubble from the Super Duper Bubble Blooper, Harry knows he must go on an outer-space adventure to bring him back home.

The images in this book, created by Lincoln Agnew, are really wonderful; they're dark but not scary and hint at a world full of wonderful opportunities. It was the artwork that reminded me of Calvin and Hobbes (and their intergalactic adventures) before I made the connection about the relationship between a boy and his stuffed friend. It's its own story, though, and definitely one worth checking out.

Fun Fact: Harry is based on David Letterman's son, Harry; Katie Van Camp worked as his au pair, and David Letterman has written an introduction to the book.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Let's Do Nothing by Tony Fucile
Something to Do by David Lucas

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