Here Comes Ingo
Chances are very good that you have never seen a children’s book quite like “Here Comes Ingo.” There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is the fact that the book contains no words. Add to that the stunning, hand-crafted artwork which has an almost dreamlike quality to it and you have a book that doesn’t really fit into any traditional book category, and that’s not a bad thing, at all! Clearly, this is a very original children’s picture book. It challenges young children to create their own perception of what is happening in the story. Each telling of the story can be a little different as you start to notice different things in the book with each reading. The artwork on several of the pages is very abstract and surreal, this may not appeal to all parents. But the vibrant images are sure to challenge most kid’s imaginations. The quality of the book’s construction is terrific, and as we have noted here, it certainly stands out in the sea of children’s books. Testers appreciated that fact that the author has included a note at the end of the book, encouraging children to figure out what the characters are thinking, feeling, and doing. This is a helpful guide for parents who might not be sure about what to make of this when they first see it. Of course, children see things differently from parents and this book seems to have been created to appeal to the part of children’s brains that are still open to magic and not controlled so much by reason. Beyond being a children’s picture book, it could absolutely be seen as a work of art.