Bolivar by Sean Rubin is a cute book about what we see and do not see, and how that affects us and those around us. Humorous moments will have you laughing, but also you will also think. My library version (a little beat up and I assumed well read) was an oversized “art looking” or child coffee table book (if children had coffee tables). The oversized format might turn off some of the slightly older readers (the book is for ages 8 up to 10 or 11). However, it is a fun read for the under 10 crowd or the to be read to crowd. It is on the longer side, so it might take some time to be read-aloud, but worth the time. Especially since you need to take your time a little as though it reads fast several things are going on at once.
And of course the art fits the story with sweet and funny art as we follow our young heroine and her new, terribly special, new friend. The story arc is not overly detailed, but the illustrations have enough to make you need to read them as well. There are hidden things on each page, or at least something that moves the story forward. The main characters of the story are familiar, even if one is well, a dinosaur! Maybe not the most realistic of characters, but the dinosaur is perfect for the theme of not seeing what is right in front of your eyes.
I am not jumping up and down saying, “Best book ever!” But it was a cozy read, and what I needed at the time (not overly taxing for my adult brain needing a break, and exciting enough to grab my inner child).