Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

A brand-new look for a classic story.
First published in 1979, this was the first of Robert Munsch's oral stories to be turned into a book. Since then, it has made countless children (and adults) all around the world laugh out loud.
When Jule Ann goes outside, a mud puddle jumps on her and gets her dirty all over. No sooner does her mother scrub her clean than she ventures out again, only to be pounced upon by the pesky mud puddle. The cycle continues until finally Jule Ann gets the better of the mud puddle with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap.
Lively, clever artwork by award-winning illustrator DuĊĦan Petricic gives this bestselling picture book a fresh and energetic look that will charm a new generation of young readers.

MY TAKE:

I've never heard about this book until I saw it on NetGalley.

Mud Puddle is the story of Jule Ann who just keeps getting splashed by a mud puddle. The mud puddle seems to be alive and comes out of nowhere just to get Jule Ann dirty.

I found the concept a little odd, but I then imagined it as something that Jule Ann would tell her mother to explain why she keeps getting muddy.

I particularly liked the illustrations as the coloring is gorgeous and the style has an old-timey feel.

Thanks to NetGalley and Annick Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of Mud Puddle is on September 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. The coloring is beautiful.
  2. Jule Ann is a cute kid.
  3. The writing style is nice and kid-friendly.

THE BAD:

  1. The idea of the living mud puddle might not appeal to everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Then she walked outside and sat down under the apple tree.
READ IT IF:

  1. Your kid likes to get messy.
  2. Your child likes jumping in the mud.
  3. Your child has a wonderful imagination.

RATING: 
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