From the storyline to the graphics, this book is impeccably designed and that is what makes it great. Seth’s pictorial style consists of elegant, simple line brushwork accented with half-tone teal and solid black shadows (my copy is from 1996). Dynamic black pages with reverse type and drawings of buildings gracefully divide the chapters. Many panels are beautifully wordless, showing the passage of time. The reader gets to stroll silently, along with Seth, through different landscapes and cityscapes, passing birds, trees, landmarks, and buildings. He treats us to ice skating in the dark, train riding in the snow, kite flying with old men: life’s wonderful little things. The end papers are made up of charming Kalo cartoon characters. Subtle humor throughout this book makes it a joy to read.


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