Monday, October 31, 2016

Kid Lit: An Incomplete Book of Awesome Things

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review.



Published on August 23, 2016.

Goodreads Summary:
A celebration some of the world s most universally awesome (but perhaps overlooked) things: masking tape, tunnels, lava, argyle, elbows, and more. The incomplete compilation -- featuring beautifully minimal, vibrant illustrations -- was designed to boost kids vocabulary, share giggles, and spark conversations. You decide what s awesome and what s not mauve? kiwis? snakes? and come up with your own additions to the never finished list.

My Thoughts:
This board book is interesting. It's full of unusual vocabulary words all collected under the pretense of being "awesome things." Some of them are pretty awesome - science, masking tape, confetti. Some weren't things I'd consider anything special - yellow, tacos, elbows - but that's the point. This book is meant to spark discussion. Do you consider these things to be awesome? What else would you add to the list?

The illustrations are simple. Some of the concepts, like wind, are hard to portray in a picture, but the book does a pretty good job with that. It's a very different kind of vocabulary book, which is kind of fun.

My Rating: 3 stars


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2 comments:

  1. I read it out loud the other night with my kids. When i got to "yellow" I turned to my 2yo and asked him to say it. Like many other 2yo's, he pronounced it "lellow", which I love, and which made me agree that it belonged on the list:) I did like the illustrations, very kid-friendly and explanatory without being too detailed fora board book.

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    1. I love when kids say "lellow"! Good point. We watched a video of my son and me making Mac n Cheese from when he was around 2, and I asked him what color the cheese was, and he said "lellow". It was adorable! Yellow is still his favorite color at age 6, so I know he'd agree that it should be on the list.

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