Sunday, September 27, 2009

Criticism: "Just Me and My Dad" by Mercer Mayer

This is the first blog post in a series of posts in which I criticize things that need it. I do this without pity, without mercy, and with an unblinking eye.

This image is part of the last page of the children's book mentioned in the title:


Notice anything amiss? Look closely at the moon. Two stars are shining through where the unlit portion of the moon should be. Does the "artist" (and I use that term loosely) not know that the moon is actually a spherical object? It's not shaped like a banana.


Robin Norwood said...

Dude, when you criticize Mercer Mayer, you're treading on thin ice. He is a genius. OTOH, his best books are out of print. So there you go. (For example: Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like )

Anton said...


That book cover looks nothing like the Dragon that I know.

Kevin said...

That's amazingly stupid! He should know the moon isn't made out of banana... it's made of cheese.