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Sam and the Firefly

30 Oct


Written & Illustrated by P.D. Eastman, Random House 1986

I love P.D Eastman. He is one of my favourite illustrators. His characters are so simply drawn, yet so expressive. His colour palette is restricted, but he beautifully represents the night time world of this nocturnal odd couple.

When I was a kid, Gus the firefly used to stress me out.  He did not listen, was irresponsible, did what he wanted and ended up a hero. Unfair!

 I AM SAM!

I also identify with the sensible fish who appears in the Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat made me even more anxious than Gus. Perhaps I have said too much.

As an adult, I begrudgingly concede that fireflies and cats in hats can be fun, sometimes.

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