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Monday 3 March 2014

Review: Pom and Pim

Pom and his pal Pim are on their way out. It's such a lovely, warm day--such luck!

But oh, goodness. Pom didn't see that stone. Ouch. What bad luck.

But then, if he hadn't tripped on the stone, he wouldn't have found that $20 note! Good luck!

And on goes this utterly charming book, vacillating between fortune and misfortune, bad luck and good luck - a bit like life, really. Sometimes we're up, sometimes we're down--sometimes we need to make lemonade from lemons, and that's the joy of being alive.

I love picture books with morals so thinly disguised, they appear as nothing more than fabulous, fun, entertaining picture books. And that's how they should be. That's how we love them--that's how kids love them, but alas, they are surprisingly rare. Pom and Pim is a rarity and does the messaging exceptionally well.

Husband and wife team, Lena and Olof Landström have come together to create a charming, adorable, delightful storybook about two lovable protagonists going about their day.

Olof's divine, simple artwork, on matte, creamy paper, beautifully parallels the text, with watercolour images in lustrous, understated colours.

A must for picture book collectors.

Title: Pom and Pim
Author: Lena Landström
Illustrator: Olof Landström
Publisher: Gecko Press, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877579882
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book