The Books

Water in the Park

by Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

One Potato Review

Not thrilling, not suspenseful, but epic in a quiet way: with all of the hundreds of lives that cycle through a single watery corner of the park on an average summer day – from a three-legged dog when the sun is just rising to the toddlers building castles before their naps, from bleary-eyed office workers taking a break for yoghurt and sandwiches to old people throwing crumbs for the fish, from ants to diving turtles to that three-legged dog returning just before the rain – well, it’s hard to imagine this ever coming to an end. “Not going home,” announces the hopefully pseudonymous Claudie K. clinging to her swing and worrying – correctly – about all she may miss.

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