The Sleeping Porch
Written and illustrated by Ian Wallace
Groundwood/Douglas and McIntyre, 2008.
"Ian Wallace is a masterful and well-loved author and illustrator of children's books, and in this, his latest creation, he doesn't disappoint ... ample opportunity for readers (and the read-to) to enjoy the richly hued, beautifully imagined watercolour world."
Globe and Mail
"Evocative writing and outstanding watercolours meld in this dream fantasy ... Wallace's writing shines ... the illustrations are powerful spreads ..."
School Library Journal
'Wallace modulates his tale from reality to fantasy and back again nicely ... a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat."
"Wallace's choice of palette perfectly reflects the story: moody blues and greys, complete with grainy textures, give the reader a sense of being inside (a) dream...The text benefits from a lilting cadence and fun dialogue ... making this latest creation from a beloved author as enjoyable to read as it is to look at, for adults and children alike."
Quill & Quire
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