Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell - OPTIONAL

Fardell, John The Day Louis Got Eaten, 22 pgs. Anderson Press, 2012. $16.95. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. PICTURE BOOK.  

Louis and his sister, Sara, went out to ride bikes in the forest. Louis is eaten whole by a monster.  Then, just as his sister tries to rescue him, the monster is eaten by another monster, etc, etc, etc.  In the end, Sara rescues her brother with a “Hiccup Frog”.  The monsters all run away at his “Get away from my sister or I’ll eat you up”.  

In this small graphic story, the monsters are cute and have fun names. It may be fun for a little boy who enjoys monsters, but the story was too simplistic and trite for my picture book taste.  


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