|Wildflowers (Toon into reading)|
Sisters embark on an adventure of the imagination through the jungles of a mysterious island which reveals the unbreakable bond they share. In graphic novel format.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/15/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2021 Liniers (Goodnight, Planet, 2017) brings his signature art style and quiet whimsy to this story of three sisters on an imaginative adventure. It begins with a bird’s-eye view of an island where a plane has crashed, and the sisters set out to explore. They meet giant flowers, one of which declares one sister the “strangest wildflower I have ever seen!” They find a tiny gorilla living in a miniscule house set in a tree. They encounter a dragon, which sets them running through the glade. Each of these discoveries seems ephemeral, as the sisters quickly move on the next adventure. Liniers adheres closely to the particulars of childhood imaginative games, including some off-kilter moments, like when one sister cartoonishly loses a leg to the dragon or when another expresses inexplicable sadness. The fine-lined artwork, meanwhile, rendered in ink and rich watercolor washes, offers a compelling combination of realistic images (zinnias, the gorilla, tree bark) and stylized figures, echoing the way the sisters’ game is inspired by their real-life surroundings. A winsome comic, perfectly pitched to emerging readers. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.