Thursday, February 21, 2013
Review #1424 Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley
Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley, illustrated by Dan Santat
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I thought the idea for book was interesting and I can see kids finding it amusing. Unfortunately, I wasn't spellbound by the book. The illustrations were graphic and fun, but it wasn't something that capture my attention and made me want to read it over and over again. It was pretty interesting to see what feat Kel would accomplish next, but overtime, I got a little bored. The people in the sidelines pushing him to do more and gasping in wonder and amazement were a little much at times, but I think other people will love that aspect. Maybe it felt too gimmicky for me? It had a very "epic" vibe that I'm sure some people will love. But I probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it.