Davis’ soft illustrations use plenty of white space and effectively
bring a child’s
internal struggles into focus.
Blooz may be a blob, and he may be uninvited, but he is actually
which makes this a nonthreatening tool for discussing negative emotions
with young children.
School Library Journal - November issue
Digitally painted, the whimsical cartoon illustrations gradually
increase in color intensity
as the little girl finds her way to a happier state of mind.
In digital spreads that evoke watercolors, Davis (Watch Your Tongue,
makes the Blooz and its despair feel both comic and formidable,
so while the heroine’s triumph is never in doubt, it’s still a tribute
to her sharp thinking.
Kirkus - September 1st issue
Davis abets this with his portrayal of the Blooz as a vaguely Seuss-ian
and wholly unthreatening
big-nosed blob in an old-fashioned–looking, blue-striped romper.
The process of understanding emotion, especially for young children,
can be overwhelming and
abstract—the Blooz just might be the perfect concrete visual to
help everyone get through
those cranky days.