what if all the illustrations AND BOS were red herrings and everything is in the story? MS's emphasis on reading everything is stated over and over again, both in the book and on the website and press releases. out loud, i would imagine, if we were reading it with a child. or do we need a child's reaction to certain parts of the story for a clue?i'm ready to try anything at this point- i'm getting crazier by the day trying to solve this thing, as are my team members who are now dreaming about SOTAD nightly to no avail!