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Lady in the Water [companion picture book]

by M. Night Shyamalan

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Full disclosure: I loved the film, Lady in the Water. I know, I know, everyone else hated it. Not me. But then again I've enjoyed every film Shyamalan has written AND directed through 2008. After that, well, The Last Airbender - need I say more? Anywho, I loved the film inspired by this story, which he first told to his kids before pursuing it for the screen; thus, I fully expected to love this book just as much.

While the story was as good as the movie, the illustrations, or lack thereof was mind boggling. SO much white space. SO many pages with about an inch of black text drowning in nothing but blank page. Why create an illustrated children's book if only 28% of its pages will feature a picture? It seems like a waste of glossy, probably really expensive paper. I will add, though, the 18 illustrations were PERFECT for the story.

I was conflicted about my rating. On the one hand, I loved the story; on the other, I was extremely disappointed about the lack of illustrations. In the end, I referred to my own personal rating system and settled where I did:

2.5 stars ( )
  flying_monkeys | Apr 13, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316017345, Hardcover)

Reveals the narf, a rare sea nymph who lives beneath a swimming pool until she is seen by a person who, after that experience, will someday do something important for the world.

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Reveals the narf, a rare sea nymph who lives beneath a swimming pool until she is seen by a person who, after that experience, will someday do something important for the world.

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