Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Cress Watercress

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Book Review - Cress Watercress

Cress Watercress

About the Book

In Cress Watercress you get a lavishly illustrated woodland tale with a classic sensibility and modern flair—from the fertile imagination behind Wicked.

Gregory Maguire turns his trademark wit and wisdom to an animal adventure about growing up, moving on, and finding community. When Papa doesn't return from a nocturnal honey-gathering expedition, Cress holds out hope, but her mother assumes the worst. It’s a dangerous world for rabbits, after all. Mama moves what’s left of the Watercress family to the basement unit of the Broken Arms, a run-down apartment oak with a suspect owl landlord, a nosy mouse super, a rowdy family of squirrels, and a pair of songbirds who broadcast everyone’s business. Can a dead tree full of annoying neighbors, and no Papa, ever be home? In the timeless spirit of E. B. White and The Wind and the Willows—yet thoroughly of its time—this read-aloud and read-alone gem for animal lovers of all ages features an unforgettable cast that leaps off the page in glowing illustrations by David Litchfield. This tender meditation on coming-of-age invites us to flourish wherever we find ourselves.

My Take on the Book
This was a delightful tale about a rabbit family. The worlds are rich and the author's creation of the world through vivid storytelling really makes the book move page-by-page. Amazing imagery surrounds the book and really transports you as a reader into middle of the storyline and the plot moves you through the book very quickly and by the end you will be wanting more! The book keeps you on the edge of your seat and is full of kindness, friendship and more!

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