"[Bender's] vibrant, deep-hued illustrations, rendered
in his customary medium of vinyl paints on acetate, evoke the fitful
energy of a restless night in the piney woods. The artist gleefully
interprets Johnston's humor in the menagerie of unusual pets, especially
the hang-dog looking hounds."
"Lush, vivid, textured paintings and creative language
(the titular words are actual colloquialisms, though from different
parts of the country) give this slight story a boost."
"Pennsylvania artist/illustrator Robert Bender
uses vinyl paints in striking colors to depict the struggle. His vivid
pictures will work especially well in a large-group setting."
Zelda screeched "Zounds, Zeke! Fetch the hound!" Pile the counterpanes in mounds!
Fwtch the lizard from the sink! I can't sleep a wink!"
To oblige, Zeke piled more quilts on. And he hauled the alligator in to keep the critter out.
They scrooged down to the foot of the bed and soon were snoring again. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
But that voice droned like a buzz saw through hardwood, LET ME IN! LET ME IN! I WANT TO TASTE YOUR SWEET BLOOD! YUM!