Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review #1369 Sophie's Fish by A. E. Cannon

Book Review #1369
Sophie's Fish by A. E. Cannon, illustrated by Lee White
Rating: three stars (out of four)

Ha! I really liked this book. It was amusing...with just the right amount of bizarre and whimsy thrown in for good measure. The illustrations were fabulous; they were a blend of decoupage and drawings. Each page was a work of art. I loved the over-active imagination of Jake and his worries about taking care of a fish. I LOVED the tribute to other children's books through spectacular fish book titles - those made me laugh. The ending was quite good and made me chuckle. It kind of reminded me a little bit of If You Give A Moose A Cookie crossed with Tim Burton - but without any creepy bits at all. You should check this book out!

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