I Hate Picture Book is a hilarious book about a boy named Max who has had it with his picture books. I found it to be so funny because most of the books he is talking about are books I grew up with – Green Eggs and Ham, Where The Wild Things Are, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, etc. He is realizing that all the things in his picture books are not real and that these things don’t really happen. His room won’t turn into a forest, he shouldn’t write on the wall in crayon, pidgeons can’t drive a bus and most importantly – you should never eat green ham in real life.
But the more he thinks about the books he realizes what they really mean to him and that he actually does love picture books.
This was a really great book and although it was geared towards early readers, I think their parents will get a kick out of it too – because I know I did. I recognized almost all the books and I didn’t think that kids still read all those. I guess they are classics!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Max hates his picture books and he’s throwing them all away. But he soon learns just how invaluable imagination is and has a change of heart. Find out why in this outrageous book that both pokes fun at and celebrates many of the classics of children’s literature. Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike. Early Reader; Ages 5-8.
Timothy Young is the author/illustrator of I’m Looking For A Monster!, Shadows On My Wall, and They’re Coming!