Author: Elise Broach
Illustrator: Kelly Murphy
Reviewed by: Sean B., Grade V
This book is about a beetle named Marvin who replicates masterpieces from the artist Durer. It all started when Marvin gave the boy who lives in the Pompaday's apartment, a picture of the scene outside his window that Marvin made. As a good friend, he pretends James made the art. The message is that little creatures can do impressive things.
The setting is in a large apartment in the upper part of Manhattan. The time is the present. They also travel to center and lower Manhattan. The majority of the story takes place in the MET.
One main character is Marvin. He is very reckless, like me in a way. When he is told to be safe by a family member or a good friend, he usually finds it very annoying.
I think the illustrations can be better, but I still give kudos to Kelly Murphy. The illustrations can be in color and simply more detailed. It is not a problem for me because I can picture the illustrations in my head instead of the actual illustrations.
I would recommend this book because it is very interesting. It has scary parts and mellow parts, so it has a bit of what everyone likes. That is why I would recommend it.
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