Irish Beth Maddock's The Great Carp Escape has all the elements of a memorable children's book. Lucent Ouano's artwork is colorful and cute, with details that little eyes will delight in finding. Maddock gives the children a sense of adventure and wonder which young readers will embrace as they share Paul and Beth's fascination with the world around them. And Maddock teaches strong moral lessons. Paul and Beth see a problem: the carp will die if they stay in the shrinking pond. Along with their dad, they develop a solution, bring the community together to dig the trench. The larger lesson is even more important. Even the ugly little fish matter to God, and should matter to us. And guess what? We matter to God, too!
Thanks to Irish Beth Maddock for the complimentary review copy!