February 12, 2009
Sam and the Firefly
Reminiscing. Over at Drawn! I found a link to an old post which deconstructed one of my favorite books of childhood. My copy still sits in a place of honor in the bookcase, waiting for small children to stop by and have me read it to them. I will now of course look at it with new eyes again after reading this.
It still has the same appealing twilight/night illustrations which always felt a little spooky to me, being totally afraid of the dark at the time. The loving friendship of Sam however prevailed in my mind and I always felt it was a warm friendship sort of tale. Unlike the dreaded Dr. Suess tale of "the green pants with nobody inside them"...