Monday, October 29, 2018
The Polar Bear Wish
First sentence: Long, long ago, so high in the mountains and close to the stars that on clear nights you didn't need a lantern, lived an adventurous girl named Anja.
Premise/plot: A girl makes a Christmas wish. Did her wish come true? Or did she have a fantastical dream?
My thoughts: This is the fourth book in the Wish series. This is the first that I've read. Perhaps if I had a previous attachment with Anja or Erik--the (human) stars of this one--then I might have appreciated it more. I thought it was odd. Perhaps surreal is the better word choice. I think some readers will enjoy it very much. This reader didn't really "get it." But picture books are incredibly subjective.
Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations/photographs: 4 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
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