by Paul Collins, illustrated by Jo Thompson
Ford Street Publishing. Australian, Picture Book. Hardback rrp $26.95
Guest Reviewer Jo Burnell
The Glasshouse is a treasure for everyone. Preschoolers will be drawn to Jo Thompson’s vibrant colours and the stark contrast between pages. Middle Primary students will revel in their ability to read with minimal assistance. Teenagers will recognise Clara’s determination to keep control and her anguish at facing the unknown. Adults will have to line up for their chance to ponder parallels with the modern world. What are the pumpkins in your life?