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Friday, July 10, 2009

PB Planet Spotlight: Lovey and Dovey

Big PB Planet applause for Lovey and Dovey by Elle van Lieshout & Erik von Os, illustrated by Mies van Hout (Lemniscaat, Boyds Mills Press, Inc., 2008). In this unusual tale of two lovebird jailbirds, plump Lovey expresses to skinny Dovey that she doesn’t much care for the view inside their dreary dungeon cell. So Dovey squips out between the bars, and steals a better one! Every night thereafter, Dovey procures something for her, until Lovey declares their quarters “pretty snug.” But when “disaster” strikes, what can these two robbers-in-love do to remain in their happy "home"? Ms. van Hout’s detailed backgrounds are witty (her dismal penetentiary sitting in the middle of a beautiful meadow, for example) and her convicts--clad in their prison stripes and sharing a pair of socks--are completely charming. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today.


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