Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Review - Doris' Dear Delinquents

Doris' Dear Delinquents

by Emma Ward
Date: 2021
Publisher: Clavis
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Doris the gharial crocodile has her motherly hands full with twenty-six misbehaved hatchlings. Follow along on a journey through the alphabet as she tries to bring peace back into her home.

An amusing book about a crocodile and her cheeky hatchlings, whose names all start with a specific letter of the alphabet. For readers who know their ABCs ages 4 years and up.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I didn't know I would enjoy this alphabet book as much as I did. Doris and her hatchlings are cute (well, as cute as crocodiles can be) and their antics are amusing. The crocodiles also wear clothes, which is probably the most hilarious part of the book. So many hatchlings in overalls! Well, except for Lucas...

My one complaint is that the layout is not consistent, and some of the text seems to be misplaced, especially on pages where there's more than one thing going on. On more than one occasion, the text for one illustration seems to be swapped with the text for another illustration on the same page. You can figure it out if you look closely at the pictures, but there's really no reason for it to be this confusing.

That aside, this is a unique, entertaining alphabet book that kids will probably enjoy.

Thank you to NetGalley and Clavis for providing a digital ARC.

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

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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