First blush I had of Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins: This is completely and totally anti-establishment. DO NOT BE A MARSHMALLOW! Do not stand in straight lines! Do not be squishy! Be free! Do you own thing! Breath fire!
Second blush: This story has been done before. That “Be yourself. Be whatever you want to be. Even (gasp!) breath fire!” Honestly, how many times can we do this story? While some of the things “you can do” are different: as we know marshmallows and fire a great combination…. For you but not the marshmallow. But is it a good idea to tell kids to “blow fire”?
Third blush: Those are some darn (only I did not say darn) cute illustrations. Marshmallows with creepy faces, marshmallow babies being squished between parent marshmallows, marshmallows looking like acorns hanging from trees, flying marshmallows, and even marshmallows playing soccer! There are mixed mediums for the art and they are delightful to the eyes. You never know what you will find. There is not a lot of details, or even a lot of color, but what is there moves the story along and makes for some interesting look-ats.
Fourth blush: I do not think Rowboat is their real first name. Or is it? After all, people have had parents name them Apple, Audio, Birdie, Blue Ivy, Cricket, Denim, Pilot Inspektor, Huckleberry, Fifi Trixibelle, Kyd and Kal-El.
Fifth and final blush: This is a “YMMV” picture book. What you put into it (do you think this is going to be a fun, quirky story?) is what you take out of it.