Title: This is Not That Kind of Book
Author: Christopher Healy
Publisher: Random House, Oct, 2019
Intended Ages: 3-7
Themes: Humor, Surprises, Friendship
"Once upon a time, a brave little girl set off into the woods with a basket of goodies."
Speech bubbles on the page - Apple: I'm an apple! Girl: Hop in!
Synopsis: A fractured fairy tale combining familiar picture book characters such as pirates, detectives and superheroes.
(much of the pleasure of the book is in plot surprises, so I won't spoil it by giving you more)
What I like about this book:
As a special treat this week, this part of the review is provided by some of my #kidsneedmentors class! Real kids who read and enjoyed the book.
By: Londyn (2nd grade) and Kadynce (1st Grade)
This Is Not That Kind of Book," by Christopher Healy is a great story! It is really funny. Everyone will enjoy it because it is not just one kind of book. It is a joke book, an alphabet book, a pirate adventure book, a mystery, a fairy tale, and a super hero story all in one. We have never read another book like this. It is unique because there is more than one story in it. You have to read this book!
- Because this book has so many familiar characters, you can do an art project with any of them!
- Study other fractured fairy tale books.
- The book has several twists and turns. Discuss other options/endings for each situation. Maybe you'll write your own story in the process!
- Brainstorm a different character that could have been in the story.
This review is part of PPBF (Perfect Picture Book Friday) where bloggers share great picture books. Organized and curated by author Susanna Leonard Hill, she keeps an ever-growing list of Perfect Picture Books. #PPBF