Posted by Venus on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by David Catrow
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Harry has always wanted a dog. His parents, who aren't as on board about getting a canine, get Harry a lizard instead. This forces Harry to take matters into his own hands and with the use of the X-35 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet, he creates his own dog—Waffle. Things are great for Harry & Waffle until a real dog comes into his life. Is there room for two dogs, even if one is invisible?
I have to admit, I picked up this book purely for David Catrow's illustrations. I absolutely love his use of color and whimsy that he distills into all his illustrations. The story itself if the perfect mix of imagination and coming of age story. After all, how do children let go of their imaginary friends? I imagine for every child this is different, but it is something young readers will be able to relate to.