I've always known myself to be an eclectic reader, but one genre I love, which I don't spotlight very often on this blog, is books for young readers. As the saying goes, "We all have to grow older, but we don't have to grow up," there are few things that make me feel more like a kid again than a really great picture book. Knowing this, and knowing how much I enjoy the writing of Neil Gaiman, my husband gave me the book The Wolves in the Walls as a Christmas gift!
Are you an older reader that is still a fan of picture books? Have any great titles to recommend?
I really enjoyed the cute and funny but slightly scary story told in Neil Gaiman's signature fashion. Equally enjoyable were the illustrations crafted by Dave McKean. I was first exposed to McKean's work through the feature film MirrorMask and have been a fan of his unique style ever since. Though the wolves may be a bit frightening for very young readers, I think this is an exceptionally charming tale for grade school audiences. And of course, it can be equally appreciated by much older readers as well.