Styled on a children's book for 4-6 year olds, but with nods of misjudged humour in the direction of a cross-over adult market, 'Little Jimmy's Day In London' (400 words approx.) may satisfy neither the young nor the old. With politicians described as men who wear suits and lie a lot, and beer and turps associated with the homeless, its fatal flaw is the inability of the author to recognise that in the context of a book for children, socio-political opinion (especially when inappropriately sour) should exist as subtext for adult deciphering, rather than as a surface reading for children. The shaded, pencil drawings are nice, though, and the A6 landscape presentation neat and polished. Creator Adam Davison just needs desperately to eliminate confusion by re-adjusting his focus on a target audience.
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