Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Day No One was Angry by Toon Tellegen –NO

Tellegen, Toon  The Day No One was Angry 80 pgs, Gecko Press,  2015. $19.95  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
This book contains twelve very short, heavily illustrated chapters about different animals who are experiencing various forms of angry or want to be angry. In each encounter the creature try different methods of coping with the anger. The final short chapter features a day for all of the animals that contains no anger.
I wanted to love this book, its artsy as can be. I hoped each chapter would be like little fables and I would be charmed by the unique little creatures. But I did not enjoy slogging through each odd and uninteresting chapter. I only kept going hoping for some redemptive feature to tie everything together, maybe with the squirrel as the instigator, but it was just never happened. The artwork is reminiscent of the 1950-60’s, and was fun to look at.

EL -NO  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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