Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review: I Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Max hates his picture books and he’s throwing them all away. But he soon learns just how invaluable imagination is and has a change of heart. Find out why in this outrageous book that both pokes fun at and celebrates many of the classics of children’s literature. Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike. Early Reader; Ages 5-8.
Timothy Young is the author/illustrator of I’m Looking For A Monster!, Shadows On My Wall, and They’re Coming! 

MY TAKE:
I had a lot of fun reading this book.

Max hates picture books because whenever he tries to do what the books say or wish for things that happened in his picture books, nothing happens the way he wants it.

Part of what I liked about this book was trying to guess which picture books he was talking about. The book ends happily, though, with Max realizing how much he actually likes picture books.

The illustration and coloring style feels a little bit like a comic book or a graphic novel. Personally, I would have preferred it actually looked more picture book-like.

Thanks to NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing Ltd. for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's fun to guess which picture book Max is talking about.
  2. It has a good message.
  3. It's a fun read.

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration style may not work for everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Because Toy Bears don't talk or walk around
READ IT IF:

  1. You or your child likes picture books.
  2. Your child doesn't really like to read.
  3. You like funny books.

RATING:
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