on April 24, 2012 :
"An epic poem for our time—short and has pictures." This is a hilarious, delightful little book!
Seuss-like in color and form, the charming illustrations and fabulous characters soothe us like those from our Little Golden Books of yore. Assuredly, you will thrill as you have never thrilled before to the story of a displaced beast of burden, unyoked and seeking vindication, vying for his rightful place in the environmental Pantheon.
"The Lummox" should have received the Nobel Prize instead of the somnolence-inducing political animal who actually did. Aye, but what might have been has no place in Augenblecq's wonderful pastel fable. Lo, The Prize remains secure, and I expect that the real-life counterpart of Augenblecq's eponymous cartoon quadruped keeps his socialist souvenir appropriately stored away in the same mythologized lock-box wherein our Social Security trust funds also reside.