Friday, August 16, 2013

Review: Ten Birds Meet a Monster by Cybèle Young


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Ten birds are startled to discover a monster. One by one, they fashion increasingly elaborate sartorial creations as they try to scare him off. Can the tenth bird find just the right thing? In this playful companion to her Governor General's Award?winning Ten Birds, author and illustrator Cyb?le Young plays with shapes, shadows and sounds in this inventive counting book.
MY TAKE:
The illustration style and the topic reminded me a lot of the four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.

In Ten Birds and a Monster, ten birds encounter a monster. The terrified birds try to scare the monster but nothing seems to work.

The idea of birds working together to scare an imaginary monster is really cute. First, it's just one bird, then another joins him and then another. Every time the birds try to scare the monster, they create an imaginary monster of their own by hiding under layers of cloth.

The illustrations are in black and white, so not everyone may like them.

Thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of Ten Birds Meet a Monster is on September 1, 2013.

THE GOOD:

  1. The birds are imaginative.
  2. The ending is somewhat expected but the birds still make it seem like a cute ending.
  3. The layout is very neat.

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration style may not work for everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
The first bird, always inventive,
became a Vicious Polka-dactyl.
But the monster didn't budge.

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes birds.
  2. Your child is scared of monsters.
  3. Your child likes black-and-white drawings.

RATING:
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