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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Review: Cottons: The Secret of the Wind by Jim Pascoe

I broke one of my own rules and I regretted it. I try not to read series until they are all available. I hate waiting between books, I have a terrible memory, and then sometimes, like with this one, the book really feels incomplete and like a preamble.

In Cottons, a warren of rabbits go to work every day in a mine, mining carrots which are then made into this magical substance which can do anything. But some rabbits are artists and make other things. And then one rabbit discovers a secret object, like an amulet, which can do real magic. And just as the world-building wraps up, the book is over. And the character-building and the plot have just scraped the surface. I have a feeling that one day when all volumes are available (preferably published as an omnibus), this will be great, but in the meantime, it's just frustrating for me, although with intriguing and beautiful artwork. I can tell a great story is being set up, but I want to read it all nooooooooow!

This review is a part of Kid Konnection, hosted by Booking Mama, a collection of children's book-related posts over the weekend.

This book is published by First Second, a division of Macmillan, my employer.

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