Thursday, February 18, 2016

Picture books for everyone

You Look Yummy! by Tatsuya Miyanishi

The illustration style of this book is highly stylized, some might say strange, but the content more than makes up for it. The beginning is phenomenal. The whimsical innocence of the child character is pretty funny. Young children will relate to his thought process; older ones will be as entertained by him as the adult reader. The ending is more melancholy, with the T-Rex letting go of his young charge. This may be confusing or unsettling for some young ones but a little reassurance from their adults will quickly allay any fears. Also, adult readers beware: be prepared to attempt pronunciation of (and probably have your pronuciation corrected by young dinosaur enthusiasts) Chilantaisaurus.

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