Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: If Kids Ruled the World by Linda Bailey


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Sure to be a storytime favorite, If Kids Ruled the World showcases the fantastical and fun results of a kid-designed reality. From the inventive (trampoline sidewalks) to the inclusive (nobody will ever be too old to play), these wishes for a more playful world are the perfect kickoff to a conversation about the wildest of dreams.
MY TAKE:
What if kids actually ruled the world?

In If Kids Ruled the World, readers are treated to the possible things that could happen if kids were put in charge.

A world ruled by kids, as depicted in the book, sounds like fun. Sure, a few adults may find it a little exhausting, but most of the time, adults will find the activities in a child-ruled world enjoyable.

Of the scenarios mentioned, I particularly like the one about choosing the kinds of school you could go to. While I think that most of the things being taught in school nowadays are important, an inventing school, for one, would be a good idea too as kids have a wild imagination and some of the things that they come up with could potentially be useful for everyone.

The digitally rendered drawings are cute and the shading is quite nice. The illustrations are certainly a good fit for the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of If Kids Ruled the World is on September 1, 2014.

THE GOOD:

  1. A kid-ruled world sounds like fun.
  2. Kids will enjoy reading this book.
  3. The illustration style goes well with the book. 

THE BAD:

  1. The coolest ideas in this book aren't really feasible. 

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
You could go to any kind of school you like... Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. 
READ IT IF:

  1. You want to encourage your child's creativity.
  2. You are looking for a book that you can read with your child.
  3. Your child wonders what would happen if kids ruled the world.

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