Book Title and Author: Gnomes by Wil Huygen & Rien Poortvliet
Main Idea of Story: Learn everything you need to know about Gnomes! (Maybe you didn’t know you needed to know?)
Main Characters in the Book: Gnomes of course!
Something Unique and Interesting about the Story/Book for readers to know: Presented with a scholarly tone, based on the author and the illustrators first hand observations this fun loving book is the definitive work on gnome culture! [Did you know gnomes live an average of 400 years!]
Favorite Part of the Story/Book and Why: Every page has something to enoy! Check out the different types of gnomes! “There are: woodland, dune, garden, house, farm & Siberian!”
Was This book entertaining, educational, amusing, etc?: Check this book out to be entertained by all there is to know about the elusive gnome!
Would you recommend this Book?: Maybe – Do you want to know everything about gnomes!? As Alex Munthe is quoted on the first page, “ To my amazement I have heard that there are people who have never seen a gnome. I can’t help pitying these people. I am certain there must be something wrong with their eyesight.”
“A stolid Dutch thoroughness running through, a determined olliness, without the least trace of leaving wit or satire.”
-Richard R. Lingeman
“The book sold more than a million copies and spent 56 weeks on the hardcover list before the little creatures crawled back under our collective Pet Rock”
-New York Times