Things I Liked:
This was a fun, quick story with lovely illustrations and beautiful writing. I love the mythology elements and also Odd, who is a character that you have to root for and like, despite the extremely short narrative. The descriptive language is just so wonderful, and at the same time very simple. I think very young kids would be able to read and enjoy the story.
Things I Didn't Like:
Some parts seemed a little too, well, odd. I think that is very much Gaiman's style of writing, however. Also, it didn't seem like Odd progressed much except in terms of his physical appearance. It didn't have much meat to it, I guess.
Kinda like The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
A little bit like Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
Overall rating: ****
Do you like quirky books or do you tend to think they're too weird?
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