Sunday, April 21, 2013

Children's Book Review: I Hate Picture Books!

Media Type: Ebook
Title: I Hate Picture Books!
Author: Timothy Young
Illustrator: Timothy Young
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Pages: Hardcover; 32
Release Date: February 28, 2013
Source: NetGalley
Recommended to: Parents who are looking for a book to share with their kids.

Difficulty Level: Great parent/child read. Readers with more vocabulary under their belt can read alone, maybe 5-8.

HDB Rating: 5 Keys to My Heart

Add it on: Goodreads / Shelfari / Amazon / B&N
Max hates his picture books and hes 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 childrens literature. Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike.

I Hate Picture Books! is one of the most adorable stories I've read in a long time. Max is tired of his picture books and ready to throw them away! Why? Well, they just keep getting him in trouble. Like the time he tried to draw on the wall like that Harold kid. Or the time he ate green ham. That didn't end well! However as he slowly remembers all the books he loves, he realizes just how important they really are to him.

I loved that Timothy Young pays homage to some of the most popular picture books out there. Adults, and the young readers they share this book with, are sure find some favorites in Max's story. The best part is definitely the illustrations though. Young uses bright colors and vivid pen strokes. The pictures come to life on their own, and weave a giggle-worthy story

The humor is sweet, the message is simple, and this is the type of book that is sure to become a fast favorite! Just keep your little one away from the fridge and any green ham. Ha. Too cute!


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