Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review - Did You Take the B from My _ook?

Did You Take the B from My _ook? (Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! #2)
by Beck & Matt Stanton
Date: 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

From the brilliant brains behind This is a Ball comes a new giggle-inducing bestseller!

OK. Two things you need to know. Firstly, your favourite thing in the whole world is the letter B. And secondly, you're about to sneeze and all the Bs are going to be blown out of the book. So until you can get your favourite letter back, you're about to sound really, really silly ... And the kids will love it!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I think I like this book better than the first one in the series, This Is a Ball. That first one was pretty much dependent upon kids pointing out all the errors (like the alien labelled as a princess and the elephant labelled as a dog). In this book, however, the premise is that the person reading out loud (presumably an adult) sneezes and every instance of the letter B disappears from the book. This leads to some pretty funny-sounding sentences, like when the _eetle wearing the _lue _oots is jumping on the _ed and _ouncing the _all. The fun here comes from the read-out-loud sentences with the missing letters. After the text gets sillier and sillier (culminating with some _ulls joining the _eetle on the _ed), the kids are invited to help get the letter B back into the book by shouting it into being. This is probably not the best _edtime _ook as a result. But it's still fun.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 2/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.33 out of 5

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