Hamilton Troll & the Big Race

Author: Kathleen J. Shields | Illustrators: Leigh A. Klug, Carol W. Bryant


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A cute story with a lovely rhythm. I’m always a bit wary of rhyming books – it seems words are often forced to make a rhyme work. While there were a couple instances of this (e.g. “into the evening night” – a bit redundant), overall, the story flowed well within the rhyme and there were few superfluous or forced words.

It’s a story that I think kids will enjoy.

Illustrations:

Lovely, fun, and colorful with lots of interesting detail. Each picture is well planned to fit text properly. The text is clearly legible, and the bold font was a good choice.

Cover:

Cute, engaging, colorful. I might have liked something that reflected a “big race” more, but this works well.

Text treatment is strong and easily legible, though the hodgepodge of fonts tends to make the design feel a bit more cluttered than I’d like.

*****

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