Disclosure: I received a DRC from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
I requested this one purely for the art. I thought it looked like a quirky, fun book. This is first book I’ve read by Ethan Long, but it looks like he’s published quite a few. I think I’ll be checking out more of his work. According to Long’s website, these characters may appear on television in the future. I think they’re a perfect fit for the TV.
Scribbles and Ink are two different artists with different styles. Ink in the painter, and he loves precision. Scribbles likes to draw with a rough flair. They can’t seem to agree to disagree about their artistic differences and instead turn to knock-down, drag-out art fight.
This one feels a lot like Tom and Jerry with an artistic spin. Of course rather than playing the classic cat-and-mouse game, these two would rather insult each other. As the argument escalates, the two begin retaliating by drawing or painting—for example, Ink draws a dog to scare Scribbles. It’s a good book for readers who like a lot of action and antics. I loved both of the characters, and chuckled along. In the fashion of most children’s books, there’s a lesson a message. This one, in particular, is one most children need to learn: it’s important to learn to work together. I highly recommend this book to readers ages 6+.