What do we know?
We have a trailer, that's a start.
From Neil's Blog we find out :
And I think Adam Rex is a wonderful illustrator.
Oh, and its availble to pre-order now.
I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.
the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.
|is irreducibly complex|
Okay, got my copy today in time for a pre-school story time. Luckily, it was a small group, because they crowded around to drink in the illustrations. I love Adam Rex as an illustrator and he's done a superb job on this.
The story is a bit thin, with only a trip to the library, a trip to the diner, and a trip to the circus. Not a lot of build up, so it really depends on the story reader to ham it up. The kids responded well to the "hamming up" and, like I said, came up to me to look over the illustrations. It's definitely not a book I could use in a story time with more than 6 kids, though, so not what I would call a "crowd pleaser" but that's okay. It's best shared one on one, or with only a few kids at a time.
I tend to have this problem with Neil Gaiman and picture books - they never hit quite dead center to be used in a mixed-age story time. Either the text is too thin or too rich. When it is too thin, there's not much for me to hang my hat on - not too much to ask the kids about or to teach them new words. But still, the book is cute and fun.
~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~
Weeble: Vibrant and bouncy, like something one would find valiantly trying to escape from a Disney geneticist's specimen freezer. - Pelham Bleatwell, Esq.
|Powered by Social Strata|