Kudos to Galindo for both story and illustrations, she does an exceptional job at making an investigation to find a thief, fun and an imaginative adventure.
Galindo’s illustrations are simple crayon drawings, primary colours only, with the exception of chef. Light yellow washes are used for some page backgrounds emphasizing some of the small details.
This style of art would be appealing to young children wanting to play along with the investigation. The scribbles and and playful dot patterns would be fun to imitate.
Having all three of the main characters different sizes allows the pages to be utilized top to bottom. The mysterious blue character is open to having a name given to it, I’d call it “Blog” combined words (blue hedge hog).
The Cherry Thief, has a subtle way of offering classroom or family participation; discussion on the missing cookies or the Spring season, dog’s incredible instincts and communication between people you don’t know.
I challenge you to pull out the crayolas and MAKE ART!