By Maureen Tai, 14 February 2019
“It all started when Mom said it was time for a bath.”
Some picture books are little doses of “pick-me-up,” enchantment and whimsy in less than 1000 words, skilfully packaged within 32 pages of illustrations. Still Stuck is such a book.
An endearing, yet mildly infuriating little boy is commanded to the bath by his no-nonsense mother. You can just tell she means business by the way she stands with arms akimbo, her clenched fists on her hips. Mom pulls her child’s t-shirt over his head, literally lifting the little boy off the ground. His short legs thrash furiously as she struggles to get the garment off.
Uh oh. He’s stuck. Continue reading