Friday, August 23, 2013

Kids Book: How Roland Rolls

Roland loves being a part of the ocean, but he's scared that once he comes across shore - that will be the end of him.  He has too many adventures to finish and too many friends that he doesn't want to leave behind.

My Thoughts: I really liked it - it was cute. I liked the rhythm of the story (reminded me of the Night Before Christmas).  I liked the message - how you're just a bigger part of something else. Plus you're never alone; there's always someone nearby.

Illustration Thoughts: I liked how the words became part of the illustration. Several pictures are amazing. I wasn't a fan of the ones with all the eyes - but I think kids will like them. 

I really liked the photos of the faces at the end of the book, which the illustrator used. Love the idea of kids making their own Roland faces and posting them online.
Overall: A fun book that's a little different and that kids will love.  It's quirky and fun! Welcome to the book world Jim Carrey!
Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: Sent for review
Out September 3rd.

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