Friday, October 14, 2011
Review: The Last Resort
The Last Resort by Roberto Innocenti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An imaginative tale of looking for lost imagination, The Last Resort is surprisingly complex, and may be too complicated for younger readers although it is a picture book. There are also cameos from famous characters and authors, and thankfully, an index of them on the last few pages of the book, as some of them might not be immediately familiar to the reader from the hints in the text and pictures. Even without knowledge of the allusions, the characters are interesting enough. There is a boy that speaks in rhymes, a sea captain missing a leg, and a little man who is in black and white. The Last Resort (a beautiful building by the sea) is run by a talking parrot. The art is very well done, with exquisite detail and color. Recommended for middle school and up.
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