Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Iver & Ellsworth

Iver and Ellsworth. Casey W. Robinson. Illustrated by Melissa Larson. 2018. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Ellsworth is a rooftop bear. Underneath him, a factory hums and a man bustles. The man's name is Iver. Iver and Ellsworth are good friends.

Premise/plot: Iver and Ellsworth are good friends. Iver spends his lunchtime visiting Ellsworth on the roof. But what will happen when Iver retires?!

My thoughts: I enjoyed this picture book. Not many picture books focus on older generations, on senior citizens. I loved getting to know Iver as he takes care of Ellsworth throughout the book. And I thought the ending was satisfying. Perhaps slightly concerning if you think about it too much, but satisfying.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10

© 2018 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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