Remember that 80s song “Who’s Watching Me?” by Rockwell. That’s what I imagine when reading The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum. It makes the book even creepier with those lyrics as a backdrop to this haunting, non-sense, creepy story written by Kate Bernheimer and Nicoletta Ceccolo.
It’s about a little girl the size of Thumbelina who lives in a castle surrounded by a glass globe (picture living inside a fishbowl), which children come to visit pressing their noses up against inside a museum. The girl living inside the castle has dreams of people visiting her since she is lonely. The book ends abruptly with lack of a plot, which is weak to start off with and will leave you feeling depressed. At the end, the girl in the castle can see you. So, who is watching whom?
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum is 40 pages long and recommended for children between the ages of four through eight. All I can say is that I don’t recommend this for any child, which will leave them with nightmares.
The illustrations were executed in acrylic paint, clay models, photography and digital media by Nicoletta Ceccoli that are rather eerie. For more information regarding the illustrator Nicoletta Ceccolo, please visit her website at www.nicolettaceccolo.com.
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum written by Kate Bernheimer and illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccolo is a Random House Book. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.randomhose.com/kids.
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