The Land of Neverbelieve
Candlewick, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
magine an island that can '
produce legs sporadically
', which means the curious land mass can '
silently rise, dripping water and sand, and walk off to a fresh location, where it will settle for an indeterminate period
' you say. But after reading this picture book and exploring the strange wonders of the Land of Neverbelieve, you might change your mind. The island's collection of odd natural wonders and bizarre creatures is quite dazzling as are some of its topographical features, such as Book Mountain and the awesome Spooky Dark Mountains.
s you investigate such curious plants as the
Tree of Horrible Hands
Onion and Carrot Bush
and the leafless
, you'll be amazed by the extraordinary features pictured. The critters that inhabit this mysterious island are equally awe inspiring. There's a bird disguised as a fish, an eel that continually gets tied in knots, and a marsh bird that wears boots because it hates to get its feet wet.
orman Messenger allows his imagination to run wild in this flip-the-flap book and invites young readers seven and older to travel with him to this astonishing
land of neverbelieve
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