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Sep 25 2017

The book of me! by Adam Frost

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Ill. by Sarah Ray. Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN 9781408876817
(Age: 7-10) Recommended as a 'gift book'. Themes: Identity; Facts; Humour; Interactive Book. The Book of Me is an example of an interactive book - where the reader gets to fill in details about themselves, draw their own cartoons, find out some interesting and quirky facts, laugh at Dad jokes and answer questions and consequently make their own book. It is illustrated in a style that lovers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid would be familiar with - a humourous naive cartoon style. This is not really a book for a library collection, but it would make a wonderful gift for a 7-10 year old about to embark on a holiday where they might need an activity pack or to give to child recuperating after an operation. Written for a UK audience, there are the occasional pages that might miss the mark for an Australian child. However the Australian facts on the upside-down page for the 'Land Down under' will cause a smile.
Give this book with a pencil or coloured pens and it would make a quirky humourous gift.
Carolyn Hull

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