Why? by Nikolai Popov

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A frog sits peacefully on a rock in a meadow, smelling a flower. Suddenly, an umbrella-wielding mouse digs his way out of the ground and for no apparent reason attacks, stealing the frog's flower. The frog gives chase, seizing the mouse's umbrella. All too soon, the hostilities escalate into a full-fledged war. This cautionary tale, though wordless, speaks volumes about the absurdity of aggression and the inevitable consequences of violence. Full color.
 

About Nikolai Popov

See more books from this Author
Popov teaches English at the University of Washington in Seattle.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Michael Neugebauer (North South Books). 1 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Why?

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

There sits the frog with a shattered umbrella, the mouse with a wilted flower--their pathetic spoils.

| Read Full Review of Why?

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A strong anti-war message and lithe, incandescent artwork propel this affecting wordless picture book, said PW of this forceful allegory. Ages 5-8. (Oct.)

Aug 03 1998 | Read Full Review of Why?

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A strong anti-war message and lithe, incandescent artwork propel this affecting wordless picture book.

| Read Full Review of Why?

Reader Rating for Why?
100%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review