Saturday, July 21, 2012

Review: Big Splash! by Tracey Corderoy


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Join the Grunt and the Grouch, two of the most disgusting trolls you'll ever meet, as they dive headfirst into trouble. In this three-in-one adventure, the Grunt and the Grouch crash the opening of the local swimming pool, get tangled up on a camping trip, and tackle babysitting Grunt's trouble-making cousin.
Humor, disgusting monsters and vibrant illustrations all wrapped up with a heartwarming ending
Trolls and monsters are popular sellers
Ages 6-8. From the Grunt and the Grouch series by Tracey Corderoy.
MY TAKE:

If Bert and Ernie were monsters, they'd probably be a lot like Grunt and Grouch.

In Big Splash!, Grunt and Grouch go on a series of adventures befitting gross trolls like themselves. The book is made up of three short stories. In the first story, they go to a swimming pool. In the second one, they babysit for Grunt's cousin, and in the third story, they go camping.

Little boys and girls who like gross things will enjoy this book. Grunt and Grouch are the pleasant kind of trolls, kinda like Mike Wazowski and Sully. They're a lot like kids, actually.

I liked that rather than living in a world full of trolls and monsters, they lived alongside humans and the humans acted like it was natural that the trolls were doing human activities.

Their adventures are interesting. Except for the babysitting, the things that they do are the kind of things young kids do and want to do.

Thanks to NetGalley and Stone Arch Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Big Splash! is on August 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. Grunt and Grouch are like kids, so kids will relate to them.
  2. The illustrations are perfect for the book.
  3. Their adventures are interesting.
THE BAD:
  1. The humor may not work for everyone.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
The delicious smell of sausage and bacon wafted through the air.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are/have a young child.
  2. You like trolls or monsters that are more funny and scary.
  3. You or your child likes slightly gross children's books.
RATING:
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