Rafael Oliveira Oliveira de Kamarkuchi N.C., Assam, India
Intriguingly, there are a lot of LIS themes in this odd little story (archives and preservation, information access, literacy, intellectual freedom) but ultimately the ending could have used a lot more zest. I loved the Goatman (hmm, are goatpeople the new trend in children's lit?) but would have been supremely satisfied if he and the dog had somewhere, somehow, gotten a bath! And I would have liked to see the basic story infused with even more humor, intrigue or danger, tangled events, action.