Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Magical Fantastical Fridge by Harlan Coben - NO

Coben, Harlan The Magical Fantastical Fridge Dial, 2016. $17.99
This is the story of a little boy who is supposed to set the table but is instead captured and dragged into the items that are held up by magnets on the fridge. He battles his own artwork, experiences family photos, cannonballs into aquarium tickets and more. Features big bright illustrations with lots of movement and interesting things to look at.
This is a wild trip into a child’s imagination but honestly, it reminded me a of nightmare you would have after eating too much sugar.  Also I felt like it had a more personal feel, like this book was written for the authors own child, who may connect more with the imagery in it. I think younger students may be confused by the capture, like his fridge was haunted or a monster.
EL(K-3)  - NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.


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