Saturday, May 13, 2017

Secrets I Know by Kallie George - NO

George, Kallie Secrets I Know, illustrated by Paolo Zakimi.  PICTURE BOOK.  Schwartz & Wade (Random House), 2017.  $18.

A little tells about the secrets she knows - like umbrellas make good boats, or true treasure is a friend. 

I read this book three times, trying to love it, but I really only kind of like it.  Only some of the transitions in this progressive book make sense to me; the ones that did work I liked, but then I’d be thrown off by one that irked me.  And while the illustrations have a Holly Hobbie feel to them, pretty cute, the colors are muted , bringing a sad feeling to everything.  Hmm - I’d love to hear differently.

Pre-K - NOT RECOMMENDED.  Cindy, Library teacher

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