Tomi Ungerer at age 82 is still creating beautiful and just a little creepy picture books. This one is set on the Coast of Ireland, today or maybe 50 or 100 years ago. Two children in their small curragh boat drift off course to the dark and gloomy Fog Island where they meet the dreaded Fog Man who turns out to be the perfect host, providing musical entertainment, seaweed and shellfish stew and a warm bed for the night. In the morning the Fog Man and the fog have disappeared. The drawings are soft and atmospheric and filled with details for children and parents to linger over. I also like Crictor, Moon Man, and especially The Three Robbers by this author.
RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh
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