All good things arrive to those who wait
Bilingual Canadian artist, designer, illustrator, and jacket artist Mélanie Watt of the province of Québec adds a big-eyed, blunt-talking, bushy-eyebrowed, cream-coated, hyper-active, large-headed, pink-nosed, straight-eared bunny to her cast of such English- and French-speaking winsome characters as:
• Al Foxwood the salesman (Al Leruzé le bon vendeur);
• Augustine the South Pole penguin (Augustine la manchotte du pôle sud);
• Leon the chameleon (Léon le caméléon); and
• Scaredy the flying squirrel (Frisson l’écureuil volant).
The tenacious rabbit brings readers experiences with first-person narration. So the style of the energetic art and straightforward text contrasts with the amicable omniscience of the third-person narratives in Leon’s and Scaredy’s life stories. It therefore dovetails with the autobiographical extracts shared by Al and Augustine.