Wildly creative, inviting and fun, Most Marshmallows is sure to delight young readers. Like them, most marshmallows have a parent, or maybe two, live indoors and have to put up with seemingly arbitrary rules, limits and exercises in school. Also like them, some marshmallows know that these limits are utter nonsense.
The story and language of this book are clear and well-paced, with simple sentences and wry wit. It is well suited to early readers. The illustrations, however, are the thing. Watkins has created a cast of anthropomorphised marshmallows by drawing magnificently detailed faces and outfits onto marshmallows and then accessorising them with backpacks, partyhats, parachutes and more. The staging of each diorama is intricate and hilarious. Of particular note are some downcast benched players in PE class and a fiery marshmallow knight at the end. The possibilities for book-related marshmallow art are endless. Go forth and create!