Wow, this was magical book. About kids who are waiting for the magic ice to form and for the full moon to shine, so that they can skate in the night (I do wonder why the parents let their kids just go that far without supervision, oh well).
The first part of the book is the sweet anticipation, you can just feel it drip from the pages. The kids are all excited, all waiting, all hoping that the time will be there soon.
The next part is about them heading off to the ice, clearing it and having a great time.
I loved how this seemed to take place in a different time, a different era. The kids didn’t have cellphones. Plus the fact they melted snow and made tea from it, then drank it with toasty sandwiches makes me think back to the books by Enid Blyton.
So for the illustrations, the style isn’t the best. Sorry, I have to be honest, and that really stood out. In the greater picture, not looking at how the characters were drawn, or the perspective being out of whack, it was quite pretty. But as soon as you started looking better (as I generally do when reading graphic novels or picture books) you see it isn’t that pretty.
Still I really enjoyed this book, I loved the fluffy feeling it gave me. I would recommend it to everyone!