Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review: Fangs! by Alan MacDonald


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Wherever Bertie goes, chaos follows, and this trio of stories is no exception. Join Bertie as he attempts to prove the grumpy school custodian is a vampire, finds himself modeling the latest fashions, and gets a serious "scare-cut" at the barbers.
Gross, funny chapter book that fits the trend for boy readers
Vampires are still popular so this title is appealing
Part of the Dirty Bertie series. For ages 6-8.
Also from Dirty Bertie publishing August 2012: Germs! (978-1-4342-4266-2).

MY TAKE:

While this book is meant for boys, I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway.

Fangs! is made up of three multi-chapter stories. Bertie is a young boy who gets into all sorts of interesting adventures. He's much like any little boy you know. He's naughty, hates hygiene, but is still lovable.

The story has black-and-white drawings interspersed throughout the book. This makes it perfect for kids that have short attention spans.

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

THE GOOD:

  1. The stories are humorous and will appeal to boys, young or old.
  2. The drawings are cute.
  3. It's a good introduction to multi-chapter stories for kids who don't like to read.

THE BAD:

  1. Girls may not be able to relate to the stories.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"Come on," said Dad. "We need to-- ARGH! WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR?"
READ IT IF:

  1. You have a little boy.
  2. You like funny children's stories.
  3. You are looking for a children's book that will encourage your child to read.

RATING:
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