Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review #1763 The Numberlys

Review: #1763
Book: The Numberlys
Author: Williams Joyce
Illustrato: Christina Ellis
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 56
Source: Library

It was a pretty cute book. I enjoyed the illustrations, but didn't really fall in love with the fantasy world. It seemed like a bit of a stretch to have everything be ruled by numbers and then these five people broke out and made the alphabet. And suddenly things like pizza was showing up and whatnot. Maybe I just didn't take to that fantastical element as much. But still an overall fun children's book.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Review #1761 Mr. Brown's Fantastic Hat

Review: #1761
Book: Mr. Brown's Fantastic Hat
Author: Ayano Imai
Rating: three stars (out of four
Release date: September 1, 2014
Publisher: minedition
Pages: 32
Source: Library

I really liked the quirky illustrations. Each page was interesting and even though they felt just a tad bit off, they still perfectly matched the story. The whole page setup/layout throughout was amusing. The book really played with margin usage and character setting and that was fun to see. A recommended read!