Tuesday, September 8, 2009
More, more, more: Ned's New Home
What can a worm do when his home begins to rot? Ned's walls have grown mushy and apple juice rains. The problem forces the little green worm on an adventure to find a new home. Not an easy task. Pears are wobbly, watermelons are too large, and blueberries just roll about.
Of course, it's in the most dire circumstances that the hero finds his solution. In this case, Ned finds a new home and a new friend.
Kevin Tseng's text and art are sparse and fresh. Two images per spread maintain a rhythm from start to end, while visual distance varies in the watercolor paintings. Even the rounded font lends atmosphere to the tale.
Read Ned's New Home with your readertotz and experience one little worm's crisis and soaring solution.
Ned's New Home
by Kevin Tseng
Tricycle Press, 2009