Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Legs: The tale of a meerkat lost and found by Sarah J. Dodd, Giusi Capizzi


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Miki is a baby meerkat who lives with his Mama in a zoo. He's happy at home with Mama and the kind keeper who cares for them, but soon he becomes curious about the wider world. The one day Miki ventures a bit too far out into the world, and he's not sure where he is anymore. Who do all these legs belong to? Soon the legs turn from animal legs to people legs - Miki really has gone too far! But just when Miki feels completely lost, there are the keepers familiar booted legs, and here's the keeper to bring him home; and from his vantage point in the keepers arms all the legs that seemed so intimidating on the way out are revealed to have friendly, happy faces with them!
MY TAKE:
If you're looking for a children's book that is cute and is about something that your child may be able to relate to, you should give this one a try.

In Legs: The tale of a meerkat lost and found, Miki has wandered from the zoo. Outside (and even inside the zoo), pretty much all he sees are legs. How is he ever going to find his mother again?

I thought this was a very sweet story. I rather like the twist and the ending of this story. I imagine it's something that toddlers will be able to relate to, even if the main character is an animal.

The drawings are lovely, but the coloring and rendering is not really my cup of tea. I'm also not a fan of the font choice. I feel like this book would have looked better with a sans serif font.

Overall, though, I thought it was a wonderful story, and definitely a good addition to the library of any family with a baby or a toddler.

Thanks to NetGalley and Lion Children's Books for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. Toddlers and very young children will be able to relate.
  2. It's a fun book to read aloud.
  3. It has a cute plot twist. 

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration style might not appeal to some. 

READ IT IF:

  1. You have a toddler or baby at home.
  2. You like cute children's books.
  3. You are looking for a book that is fun to read aloud to children.

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