Most grown-ups think picture books are for little kids. If you read a lot of them, though, you realize that there is much more out there than Dr. Seuss and Goodnight Moon. Not that there’s anything wrong with classic picture books. They can be awesome, too.
But once in a while, picture books are as much for the parents as they are for the younger set. This one is like that. Among the many pop culture references I found on my first read were Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Tintin, Charlie Brown, Andy Warhol, and Sanford and Son. But you’ll want to read it again, because I left out Van Gogh and Jethro Tull.
It’s mostly a wordless graphic picture book, which is pretty much always an ok thing by me. There’s a lot to look at, but if you’re just following the story, that’ll work, too.
Take a look!
Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss
*I once watched a show called “Sandwiches you will enjoy” – pretty much the perfectly descriptive show name. I’m always looking for good titles.