Earning three stars, The Little World of Liz Climo would probably be considered a coffee table book of sorts, given that it is a picture book. In this book, Liz Climo put together a collection of her cartoon characters in various situations with each other accompanied by clever and/or funny comments. The Little World of Liz Climo can be read in full in under fifteen minutes, which is why some could consider this to be book meant to be on a coffee table, and flipped through casually. Although this book is clearly not a novel with plot points and character development, it is easy to understand its appeal and jokes. The only shortcoming of this book is that the comments that accompany the drawings are not as charming as they were seemingly intended to be. All in all, Liz Climo did a fine job of illustrating this book, her bear, badger, and bunny characters are worth browsing
Sydney Finn is a Los Angeles born writer and restauranteur – now living and attending school in downtown Portland. Uncompromising in her cardiovascular training regimen, her spare time is spent in the gym, on the track, and hitting hard in the semi-professional softball circuit; she’s a southpaw and isn’t afraid to steal base. When at home in her run-down 4th floor apartment, she reads (obviously), listens to NPR, and makes her kitty-kat behave. This animal, Maynard, is her breath of fresh air, the bearer of her secrets, and the wind beneath her wings. Sydney has a soft spot for things that are hidden, men fresh out of messy breakups, and White Zinfandel. Her guilty pleasure is chocolate bon-bons drizzled with raspberry syrup. Her dream, after finishing school, is to write fan fiction professionally and to publish an unauthorized tell-all on Tom Selleck titled Dismounting the Black Mustache – a memoire.
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