Friday, December 10, 2021

Review - A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas

A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas
(Chick 'n' Pug)
by Jennifer Sattler
Date: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Pug is ready for the holidays in his extra cute-and extra itchy-Santa suit. Chick wants one just like it . . . until Pug explains how Santa delivers presents to kids everywhere all in one night, and Chick can't believe his ears. Clearly, Santa Claus is a superhero! And Chick wants to be his fearless sidekick. Spreading holiday cheer is no easy feat, but Chick is ready and willing, even if Pug, of course, would rather nap.

Brimming with the same humor and charm fans have come to know from their favorite dynamic duo, readers will delight in this new adventure as Chick and Pug celebrate the holiday season.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I think this is one of those books that will appeal mostly to fans of the characters.

This is my first encounter with Chick 'n' Pug, and I was underwhelmed. It's a lazy pug and a manic bird, and the story is a tired retread of explaining and emulating Santa Claus. The illustrations are okay, but nothing memorable.

Your mileage may vary, of course. There's nothing objectively wrong with this. I just found it boring and forgettable.

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

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.67 out of 5

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