Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Elephants Never Forget (Big Star Otto #3) by Bill Slavin -NO

Slavin, Bill Elephants Never Forget (Big Star Otto #3) 95 pgs Kids Can Press, 2015. $17.00 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
Otto the elephant and his best friend Crackers the Parrot have made it to Hollywood where they hope to find their other best friend George the chimpanzee. But they quickly get caught up in a tug a war between the film studios and the animal’s rights activists. To top it off when they finally find George, he has changed for the worst.
I reviewed the first book in this series and vehemently did not care for it. This one is not quite as bad (for example it didn’t make fun of historical figures that it shouldn’t) but I still wouldn’t add it to my library because I wouldn’t touch the first book in the series with a 10 foot pole and this is the conclusion. Besides its just too dated all around, the art style, the language, and pretty much all of the references. The artwork is bright and the plot is fast paced, featuring a ton of slapstick comedy.
EL –NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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