Topsy-Turvy Town

Topsy-Turvy Town

By Andrea Belcham

A review of Topsy-turvy Town by Luc Melanson

Published on February 1, 2010

Topsy-turvy Town
Luc Melanson

Tundra Books
$19.99
hardcover
32pp
978-0-88776-920-7

Author and illustrator Luc Melanson pays homage to the grand imaginative powers of children with Topsy-Turvy Town. A small boy sees magic in his earth-toned urban environment: buildings willing to stroll with you, a robot scrubbing his back in the bath, a postman hitching a ride on a cloud. Adults close their eyes to the fantastic potential of the day – except for Mom, who welcomes broccoli rain with a smile as wide as her son’s. Melanson’s peg figures and retro stylings contribute to the playful mood of this picture book, making it a sure hit with preschoolers. mRb

Andrea Belcham lives in Saint-Lazare, where many of her best neighbours are trees.

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