“I adored this book from across a store and bought it before I even opened it (thus judging by the cover)! As I read it I wanted to simultaneously sing, dance and grab a box of pencil crayons and start to do my own art. My granddaughter and I looked up Wade Hemsworth online and learned about this iconic songwriter. I confess to having been sadly ignorant about his wonderful output. Now we can belt out the lyrics with gay abandon.”
“My name is Claire and I am 4 3/4 years old. My mom sings me the Log Driver’s Waltz every night at least once. We really like it so much. We live in Toronto (in Cabbagetown). I like the pictures that you made in your book. My favourite picture is the log driver. Where do you live? Well, I have to go bed now. I hope that you keep making books. Good night!
“…each illustration looks subtly well loved, like it has been folded up and carried around in a pocket all day. The colour palette is snug and homey, with rusty oranges, black-ish greens, and tinges of pink when love starts to bloom. Most images bring to mind a crisp fall day during magic hour… Phelan steps lightly, but decisively, in interpreting The Log Driver’s Waltz, preserving the song’s inherent birl without overshadowing the agency and decision-making power of a girl.”
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