Monday, June 13, 2016

I’ll Catch You if You Fall by Mark Sperring - OPTIONAL

Sperring, Mark I’ll Catch You if You Fall, illustrated by Layn Marlow. PICTUREBOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2016. $17.99. Content: G.

A young boy is fishing and asks who will keep him safe? His mother says she will, which starts a cyclical story - the captain, the boat and star and then the boy offers to keep the star safe.  

Too simple.  This is such a short read it would be wasted on a bedtime story.  The illustrations are beautiful and the tone of the book is quiet and soft, but the message is unrealistic (a star can guide a boat, but keep it safe?)  

EL - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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