This book by David Mackintosh is an enchanting look at being the new kid. Or being the kid that is a bit wary of the new kid. It’s a gentle narrative, but full of quirks and grins. The pictures are loud, but very sweet.
Marshall Armstrong is unusual. He has spots on his nose, eats ‘space food’ for lunch, but is lovable from the start. As our narrator cautiously (and with a perfect deadpan voice!) makes room for him in his little world, we all embrace the wonder of being just a bit different.
Do you ever unwrap the dust jackets to catch a glimpse of what’s underneath? Be sure to peek if you get your hands on this one. There’s a delightful extra bit of art under an already dazzling cover!