Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kid Lit: We're in the Wrong Book!


We're in the Wrong Book! by Richard Byrne

Goodreads Summary:
When a potato sack race goes awry, Bella and Ben find themselves bumped from their familiar page into uncharted territory. It's a brave new world of lollipops and sphinxes—and Bella and Ben are on one page-turning adventure. How will they find their way back into their very own book?

Background:
We read Byrne's This Book Just Ate My Dog! last year, and I loved it. I even bought a copy for Christopher's classmate this year for their holiday book exchange. When I heard Byrne had written a new book, I knew we had to check it out ASAP. This book was published in September 2015, but I didn't find out about it until last month.


My Thoughts:
I love when books acknowledge that the book is a book. In this story, like in his last book, Byrne brings the reader into the fold of the characters. Bella and Ben get knocked out of their book by Bella's dog. And they have to travel through many other books to find their way home.

A few of the other books are interactive. There is a picture comparison, a maze, and a how-to folding instructional page. Christopher and I both enjoyed those elements and followed along or discussed doing the related activity.

We both enjoyed this book although I didn't like it quite as much as This Book Just Ate My Dog! which was a bit more amusing. I don't see this as a book that we would read over and over again, but it was certainly entertaining for one read. It was a great library book.

My Rating: 4 Stars


I'm linking up with Booking Mama today for Kid Konnection. Every Saturday Julie hosts this link up for all things relating to children's books.

4 comments: