The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.
A Quick Note
Last week I did a quick review blurb of Adam Rex’s Fat Vampire. I did so when I had less than a third of the book left because I felt like I had a good beat on the book and could give my honest opinion. Unfortunately, the ending of the book completely changed how I felt about the book as I felt like it had some negative and damaging stereotypes. I did update my review (warning–it does contain spoilers now) but I wanted to let those who saw my post last week know that my feelings had changed.
I very much enjoyed this take on a classic story. I thought that it was clever in that it isn’t just a “I don’t need a prince” story. Both my daughter and my son were engaged while reading this one aloud.
We have enjoyed many of Elise Gravel’s other books and were excited to check this one out. Any parent can relate to their child wanting a new pet. This is a fun and humorous way to show that those cute little kittens and puppies don’t stay little forever.
I wasn’t entirely sure what I was expecting with this graphic novel, but I absolutely love it. I thought that it felt realistic and heartfelt. Content-wise it wasn’t too bad-some language and drinking-I would have been comfortable with my 11-year-old reading it) Despite the book starting out with the main characters much younger, it is definitely geared towards the older teen who is on the cusp of venturing out and starting their own life.