Sunday, April 21, 2019

Review - Out!

by Arree Chung
Date: 2013
Publisher: Sky Pony
Reading level: C
Book type: graphic novel
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

After a long day, everyone is ready to settle down—except the baby. When Jo Jo, the family dog, checks on him, she discovers this baby wants OUT.

Escaping his crib, he sets off on a nighttime romp, leaving a trail of domestic destruction in his wake. It's up to Jo Jo to keep the baby safe—but what happens when things start to get a little OUT of control?

This hilarious tale of friendship and mayhem from author and illustrator Arree Chung will resonate with children, parents, and dog-lovers everywhere.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This little picture book is actually sort of a graphic novel. The illustrations are done in panels, and the only text is the speech of the characters in bubbles. But it's for very young children.

The story is about a baby and the dog who's supposed to be protecting her. But Jo Jo is just a dog, and her efforts end up making more of a mess than preventing one. It's kind of a cute story. The illustrations are okay, but I wasn't blown away by them; they're sufficient to tell the tale, in any case.

I don't really know what else to say about this one. It's really just a simple snapshot of a relationship between a baby and the family dog... and the adults who can't seem to see that they're "helping" each other.

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Pace: 3/5
Writing & Editing: 3/5
Illustration: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3 out of 5

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