Paperback, 32 pages
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (2003-05-12)
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One Potato Review
The mysterious Allen Say, just this side of weirdness here. The rug is either metaphor or magic; as usual the author isn’t saying. Still, this is a story about where we get our inspiration - artistic or otherwise - so the mystery feels about right. Younger readers may recognize themselves in the six-year-old Emma, and older readers may feel more at home with the starkness of Say’s illustrations, but here is a subject to puzzle every age.