Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Review #957
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Rating: two stars (out of four)

The sentiments for this book were really sweet, and I found myself relating to how my family acted in some of the same mannerisms as the characters in the story. There were a couple of lines that I just loved, "You'd have to go through at least four different hugs to get from the kitchen to the front room." I liked this book, but I didn't love it. The illustrations were okay, but I would have liked them more if they weren't so messy and featured softer renditions of the people. I'd probably still recommend though.

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