Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedra - OPTIONAL

The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedra. PICTURE BOOK. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), SEPT 2018. $18. 9781338134193


Eliot is a young boy who tries to find adventure around the big city where he lives. When Eliot’s grandpa comes to town and talks about his adventures on his boat, Eliot starts to crave a real adventure himself.  Grandpa’s boat is broken, but Eliot solves that problem by fixing up the boat and finds real adventure. 

The pictures in this book are so bright and cute, but I was disappointed that the message of the book was that adventure is only “real” if it is big. The book started with Eliot making adventures out of simple things, but ended with him only being satisfied on the boat. The grandpa and grandson relationship was a little vague, but any artistic pairing of grandpa and grandson is darling.  Some hits and some misses with this book. 

Jen Wecker 

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