Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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.

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