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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite
Calamity Chick is moving to a house in the countryside. He packs up all his belongings and begins the trip to his new home. Along the way a few misfortunes (or calamities) happen to him, but in the end he picks his head up and moves forward. Calamity finally makes it to his new home, and begins unpacking his belongings while in deep thought about his dream to fly one day. As he ponders the different ways he could possibly make himself fly, he hears a noise outside and can't resist his curiosity. What will Calamity Chick discover when he ventures outside? Come find out!
Calamity Chick: Moves Away! by Olivier Toppin is an impressive and uniquely designed children's picture book which not only introduces young readers to the concepts of magic, friendship, and determination, but to the art of photography design as well. Author and photographer Olivier Toppin, along with Serge Rosenzweig who masters in art direction, have together created a masterpiece filled with a charming story plot, exciting characters, and photography that is divine. Each photograph is vibrant and explosive with color, imaginative prop placement, and creativity. While readers will enjoy the story plot, the photography is the main focus of this book. Each picture is fantastically designed to fit the story, with props including Calamity Chick himself, vintage items such as books, furniture, as well as other household items displayed throughout each page. Calamity Chick: Moves Away! is a pleasurable story with eye catching photographs sure to entertain young children for a long time.