Monday, April 11, 2016

Drew the Screw by Mattia Cerato - OPTIONAL

Cerato, Mattia  Drew the Screw  Holiday House, 2016.  $14.95  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

Drew lives in a garage among all the different tools.  He explains what the hammer and saw do, but the tools wonder what he is for.  Eventually he is used to hang a Home Sweet Home sign above a tree house.   

The illustrations are cute with tools that have eyes and facial expressions, which is why the cover will get a tool lover’s attention.  The colors are bright and the text is a simple one line per page spread.  The story is boring though and feels disjointed, it’s like a Handy Mandy super-short version.  Maybe if the tree house was a project throughout the book instead of as a random ending.  

PRE-K –OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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