I try not to question "the committee's" choices but this book flew across the room when I finished. It reads like a short story which should be featured on NPR's selected shorts. NOT and early chapter book.Really, Schmidt and Ness didn't make the cut, but this got through?
Had a good time with this book, but found fatigue setting in after awhile. Felt like I was reading about caricatures instead of characters. And although I whole-heartily endorse most of what Bray was preaching about gender roles and the media after so much it began to feel didactic.There was some great stuff here however. I would love to teach an older group of students about media literacy using this book.
This may rival CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE as the best story timebook ever. Just did it with 5 different Kindergarten classes and it was an overwhelming hit. Some of them really thought they had the power to effect what would happen on the next page. Apparently Tullet has several other companion picture books coming out this year. Bring it on I say. Meta at it's best.