Cerato, Mattia Drew the Screw Holiday House, 2016. $14.95 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Drew lives in a garage among all the different tools. He explains what the hammer and saw do, but the tools wonder what he is for. Eventually he is used to hang a Home Sweet Home sign above a tree house.
The illustrations are cute with tools that have eyes and facial expressions, which is why the cover will get a tool lover’s attention. The colors are bright and the text is a simple one line per page spread. The story is boring though and feels disjointed, it’s like a Handy Mandy super-short version. Maybe if the tree house was a project throughout the book instead of as a random ending.
PRE-K –OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.