I mean I just love Pearls Before Swine. And this book is just funny and brilliant and just great fun to read for anybody of any age. I swear it’s just fantastic. And I was thinking, okay, here’s a little boy who’s operating as a detective. But has a polar bear for a friend, a best friend kind of. And I’m thinking, okay, is this mystery? Is it fantasy? And is it just good fiction/children’s book (illustrated)? Well, the answer’s right here on the cover: mystery! With a magnifying glass. Right? So that was my first clue. No, that was my second clue, because I didn’t look there until after I read the book. So it was my second clue. But yeah, I mean it really is kind of like a hard-boiled mystery sort of, but not really hard-boiled, you know, not quite middle school yet.
Just a touch less than that, and very much depicting a kind of boyish outlook and probably a “Steven Pastis as a boy” outlook. I don’t know. But the point is there’s an antagonist in the form of a rather competent girl who threatens him, who he calls the Weevil Bun or the Evil One, who is also the Weevil Bun. Anyway, at the end of the book, you’re invited to submit drawings and these are mine. Up at the top is Timmy, Timmy Failure, and at the bottom is the Weevil Bun. And I had a few remarks there about her, if you want to take a look at those.
So, yeah. Anyway, I thought it was a great fun book and I would recommend it to anybody to read who enjoys mystery and who enjoys just fun, funny fiction.
That’s it. I will talk to you later!