Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Sandman by William Joyce - ADVISABLE

Joyce, William. The Sandman, PICTURE BOOK.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. $17.99. Content: G.

The Man in the Moon enlists the Sandman’s help to keep children everywhere safe from nightmares.  The Sandman uses his power to grant wishes to become one of the illustrious Guardians of Childhood.

The true stars of this book are the illustrations.  Each is magnificently colored and detailed.  The story supports the illustrations well, with the only criticism being that it felt a bit lengthy.  It provides a fun explanation to the concept of “The Sandman” and is written well enough that it sounds like a kind of legend.

EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Shay, Teacher-Librarian

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