Tuesday, January 2, 2018


By Dev Petty
 Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017. Picture book.

Two balls of clay are shaped into animals by a sculptor and then left alone. The new friends decide to experiment with turning themselves into crazier and crazier shapes. But can they fix the mess before the sculptor returns?

The sequential panels and speech bubbles make this story like Claymation in book form. Some of the situations the claymates get themselves into are laugh-out-loud funny, and the photographed clay creations make the illustrations new and exciting. This has lots of personality and laughs.

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