The Boy Who Could Wiggle His Ears


Children - Concept
24 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2019
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Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite

Author Bob Welbaum’s The Boy Who Could Wiggle His Ears is a short children’s book. The narrative has a rhyming pattern throughout and takes us through the journey of one little boy who has conquered the art of ear wiggling, taught to him by his grandfather. The illustrations, created by Chad Seymour, are done in what looks to possibly be a watercolor paint type of medium, but I could be wrong about that. The illustrations have a subdued color palette, bringing forth the connection of pastel Easter colors. The lovely shades of green, blue and yellow give off the essence and energy of spring.

Bob Welbaum’s The Boy Who Could Wiggle His Ears is an endearing children’s book that may, at first glance, seem like it is only a cute story judging by the title alone. But by the end of the book there is a clear and strong message to be had, one that we can all take heart in remembering. I really enjoyed this book and feel that the message is something that we can all use from time to time. Artist Chad Seymour brings a playful, childlike quality to the illustrations that I imagine children will really gravitate to. They have a winsome spirit that has a way of connecting well with the narrative of the book itself. This is the type of book that will stick with you, a story that can be read and reread and passed down through many generations to come.