Monday, June 28, 2010

Nonfiction Monday: The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A quirky, fun book by one of our favorite quirky, fun writers. Kids who giggle at Mom or Dad changing the words of songs ("Baa baa baby, have you any drool?") will love chuckling over this one with their parents. Silly poems like "The Less Famous Friends of Mary Mack" and groaners like the "Word Play (in Four Acts)" are illustrated in simple, cute line drawings by Paul Schmid. While some lines ("If oranges are oranges, I wonder why apples aren't called reds") are hardly new to adults, they may spark a child's imagination - and you may be surprised at what they then come up with on their own!

This book has plenty to inspire further creativity, and kids will want to hear some parts over and over again. Our only complaint is that it could have been longer and included more! We give it a

4 out of 5.

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