Thursday, May 26, 2016

Picture books for everyone

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

The plot of this book is easy enough for even very young listeners to understand. The narration is simple enough that it holds up to repeat readings. Where it really shines, though, is in the illustration. Hatke includes and impressive level of detail in every illustration. Each page is complex with the main events in the foreground and usually some minor events happening unexplained in the background. This means that there is plenty to explore on every page. Add in the subversion of the usual fairy tale/fantasy character roles and this book is likely to delight most young readers and their parents as well.
Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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