Monday, December 21, 2020

Review - A Loud Winter's Nap

A Loud Winter's Nap

by Katy Hudson
Date: 2017
Publisher: Capstone
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 36
Format: e-book
Source: library

Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn't missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter? Best-selling author Katy Hudson's charming picture book will have everyone excited for winter.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I kind of wish this story had been a little stronger.

Tortoise sleeps through the winter. He settles in, only to be disturbed by his friends doing winter activities. Eventually, he inadvertently ends up sliding down a hill and realizes he's been missing out on a lot of fun.

I found his friends' attitude kind of disrespectful. Tortoise wants to be left alone, but they all assume they know better and do everything they can do disturb his nap.

The illustrations are lovely, which is why I'm kind of disappointed by the story. This could have been a great all-around book if the animals hadn't been such pushy jerks.

Check this one out for the pictures, but don't expect too much from the story.

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

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 2.83 out of 5

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