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Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy: Luke Feldman

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 10, 2009

Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the lost Moskivvy

Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy

by Amanda Chin (Author), Luke Feldman (Author & Illustrator)

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 36 pages

Publisher: Immedium (June 1, 2009)

What to expect: Self-confidence, Voyages and travels, Fantasy

This is a modernistic and pleasing tale of courage and adventure. Mai, a young girl, helps a lost “Moskivvy” find its way home, but not without some much needed encouragement that she receives from some good friends. It’s definitely the vibrant illustrations that win me over and bring this dreamworld to life. Feldman’s art style has been desrcibed by Andrew Farago (Curator, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA) as blends of the classic stylings of 1950’s Disney with a modern design sensibility, which creates something both cutting edge and timeless. I appreciate that Feldman and Chin play homage to Feldman’s Australian heritage, by including some colloquial language and native animals. Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy will have lift imaginations, and is certainly an alluring feast for the eyes.

Publisher’s synopsis: When a lost mosquito interrupts young Mai’s sleep, her friend Chaff suggests they escort Moskivvy home. So begins a courageous girl’s voyage into a fantastic, colorful world. Guided by Chaff, Mai’s incredible journey will kindle readers’ imaginations.

About Luke Feldman: Luke Feldman is an Australian artist, based in California, who creates for a multitude of platforms. His uniquely alluring characters, “Skaffs”, have appeared on stickers, vinyl toys, custom skateboards and sneakers, and limited edition art prints. His clients include Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and galleries worldwide.

Add this book to your collection: Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the Lost Moskivvy

Additional information: http://www.skaffs.com/chaff/, Find coloring pages here.

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