I really wanted to love this, and thought the premise was incredibly clever, but then it didn’t take it farther than describing the things the personified dark either did or didn’t like (with varying degrees of cleverness) and I felt like it felt short of it’s potential. Chaud’s signature illustration style is delightful.
Peter Vegas lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a motorbike. He draws and writes at night and practices the dark arts of advertising during the day. His little corner of the Internet is PeterVegas.com. Peter Vegas is the author of the Pyramid Hunters series.
Benjamin Chaud is the author and illustrator of New York Times Notable Book The Bear’s Song, The Bear’s Sea Escape, and The Bear’s Surprise. He is also the illustrator of A Funny Thing Hap- pened on the Way to School …, The Truth About My Unbelievable School …, and I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …, for which there are 21 foreign editions to date. He lives in the South of France.