Book Review #691
Oops! Alan Katz, illustrated by Edward Koren
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I only read the first couple of pages the day I got it out from the library and I was really excited to read it because the small sample I had read was hilarious. Unfortunately, once I had the time to sit down and read it, I was not nearly as impressed. The first couple poems had been funny. But as I progressed through the book, I found several more poems that I found slightly disturbing, gross, or just a little too colorful. I didn't approve of all the ways humor was used in this book. Still, there were a couple poems in this book that made me smile. I didn't care for the illustrations at all. I couldn't get over some of the character's noses. I wanted them to be shorter or something. I was also a little disgruntled that several random objects in the pictures had smirking faces drawn on them. That was odd and a little bit disturbing. I'm not sure I would recommend.