Monday, November 30, 2020

Review - Unstoppable


by Adam Rex
illustrated by Laura Park
Date: 2020
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 56
Format: e-book
Source: library

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Well, what if the answer was: ALL OF THEM! When a bird narrowly escapes the clutches of a hungry cat, a nearby crab admires the bird's ability to fly, while the bird admits a longtime yearning for claws. And, just like that, they team up. Pretty soon, the team includes every animal in the forest who's ever wanted someone else's special trait. But how will these animals stop humans from destroying the forest for a megamall? It's going to take claws, wings, and Congress together to be truly Unstoppable!.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This wacky picture book starts out with the existential moanings of a crab. With some creative problem solving and some really odd portmanteaus, the animals join together to solve a crisis threatening their home.

I really recommend reading this one without looking at the synopsis first. I went into this not knowing what to expect, and I was almost laughing out loud at the crazy turns the story took. It's silly and amusing, but somehow still manages to teach a small civics lesson. Go figure.

Overall, this is a fun book with a nice message about how the power of working together makes you unstoppable.

Quotable moment:

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

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.33 out of 5

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