Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review - Little Humans

Little Humans
by Brandon Stanton
Date: 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 36
Format: e-book
Source: library

Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York.

To create Little Humans, he's combined an original narrative with some of his favorite children's photos from the blog, in addition to all-new exclusive portraits. The result is a hip, heartwarming ode to little humans everywhere.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I'm not sure what the point of this children's book is supposed to be. Yes, the photos are lovely, but the book could've benefited from a stronger narrative to tie everything together. As it is, it's so weak that kids will probably only enjoy this book if they like looking at photos of other kids. The rhymes are clumsy and inconsistent, and I can't really take a book seriously when it throws in a misspelling like "alright".

Overall, this one is pretty forgettable. For a more interesting book that features photos of real children, try to find Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley's Children Just Like Me instead.

Quotable moment:

Little humans can put on a show,
to make you proud of what they know!

Premise: 3/5
Meter: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.14 out of 5

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