Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Book Report: My First ABC Board Book

[Spoiler Warning: I give away the ending in this post. Please do not read if you would like to remain in suspense.]

I heard a lot of good things about this book when I went out to buy it, but I think it came up short...especially in the plot department. In the first two pages, you meet the characters "Apple" and "Bear", briefly get to know them, and never hear from them again! What ever happened to character development?

Where's the conflict? Peacock, Quail, Rabbit...I was expecting a massive rumble between these natural enemies!! Instead, nothing...right to the Snowman.

And the twist ending involving the Yo-yo and the Zipper...totally predictable. Try surprising the reader once in a while!!

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