Friday, 7 November 2014

This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

This is metafiction for kids. Bella is taking her dog for a walk until something very unexpected happens. Byrne creates an interactive picture book that without any overly sickly or twee qualities. The illustrations are simple but effective and the story is easy enough for a child but entertaining enough for adults too. One that you'll be happy to read again and again.
Maybe worth buying in hardback - you are encouraged to shake this book.

Best bits: The way that the big fat dog is almost bigger than Bella!
Worst bits: A struggle to find bad points with this one, personally, not all that keen on the illustration style but it's not at all offensive.

Buy the book from the Oxford University Press website here.

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