Thursday, December 20, 2018
Fatapiller by Shaun Bunting
While I love the style of the drawings, some of the images are awkward. The caterpillar is drawn larger than the gecko which emphasizes not only that the caterpillar shouldn't be afraid of the gecko eating as the gecko is 1/3 of the size of the caterpillar, but also that the caterpillar is named "Fatapillar". Additionally, the caterpillar solves his problems my convincing the gecko to let him eat more which eventually allows him to change into a butterfly (a Fatafly). In short, the lesson is that if you are fat you can solve your problems by eating more.
The author has a real talent for storytelling and the artwork is beautiful. I didn't like the theme of the story.
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