Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:


A Book that became a Movie




This is a book that has a slightly different journey to movie in that it was written alongside the creation of the movie, rather than simply having a movie based upon it.

Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release-one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film-The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen. The Shape of Water weaves fantasy, fable and romance. The book features a handful of illustrations by visual artist James Jean to create a tale that is equally gripping on the page as it is on the big screen.

It’s quite a creative innovation, and while I am yet to see the movie, I did really enjoy the book. You can read my review and view the movie trailer here.

At the heart of this story is the need for connection. We all need to have someone to connect with, and as Elisa demonstrates, sometimes this connection can come from the most unlikely of sources. To love and be loved in return; that is The Shape of Water.


This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!




3 thoughts on “Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book with non-human characters’ – The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen

    The Lucky Galah is true blue Aussie storytelling by Tracy Sorensen and narrated by no other than a galah called Lucky. Galahs are a highly intelligent, social and highly adaptable animal, is it any wonder the author chose a galah to narrate this tale!

    There are three birds I find truly captivating, – the kookaburra, the emu and the galah and they are as Aussie and unique as the ‘EH holden’, ‘milk arrowroot biscuits’ and ‘vegemite’. The reader will find many more Aussie references inside the pages of this engaging and charming novel.

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