This week’s KidLit Pick of the Week is Anonymouse by Vikki Vansickle and illustrated by Anna Pirolli. This is a clever story of a mouse who creates ironic and sneaky artwork all over the city. As the story progresses the readers can see that the artwork becomes scarce, which is a reflection on our growing society. As the city grows with buildings and cars, there is less of the artwork from the mouse. But the other animals learn from the mouse and carry on their artistic marks.
· Text makes you think.
· Illustrations jump off the pages.
· Encourages creativity and a sense of community.
· Readers will look at their own surroundings and landscapes in a different light.
· Parents will enjoy the insightful commentary on the challenges and hazards facing nature in the city.
· The bright pink illustrations showcase Anonymouse's artwork and keeps readers engaged.