CM . . . . Volume XVII Number 37 . . . . May 27, 2011
It's bedtime. There's only one problem: Both Harry and Horsie aren't tired. However, when Harry spots his Super Duper Bubble Blooper in the moonlight, he gets an idea. Soon bubbles begin to float out into space, taking Harry's possessions with them. Everything is swept up and away including Horsie. Thus begins Harry's intergalactic rescue mission.
Lincoln Agnew's retro-comic approach is a welcome departure from the traditional. Agnew's palette of solely primary colours gives dimension to his stylistic choice. The use of yellow, blue and red effortlessly highlights important objects and points in the story. With tremendous ease, Agnew's refreshing illustrations transform Harry into a superhero.
In Harry and Horsie, Katie Van Camp takes the reader on an out-of-this-world adventure. With the swift introduction of Harry and his Super Duper Bubble Blooper, Van Camp doesn't waste any time setting the stage. The use of "bloop" throughout the story is sure to engage the imagination of young readers. Children will not only relate to, but also understand, the relationship between Harry and Horsie. Camp's Harry and Horsie is a testament to the lengths one will go for a friend.
Inderjit Deogun, of Toronto, ON, is currently pursuing a career in publishing with a particular interest in children's literature.
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