Book Reviews: Edition 21 focuses on Me too!, Super Gay, and Toofus.
Me too!: The story of a little dog that wanted more and more…
Me too!: The story of a little dog that wanted more and more… is written by Lea Kirshenberg and illustrated by Bhangga Santoso.
The only criticism I have for this story is that the title is a little misleading. It sounds like it’s about a lesson about greed, but it’s really not. It is about appreciating what you have. But, it has more to do with comparing yourself and what you have to others.
That said, the story was fantastic. It rhymes and the little dog gets to stay in the fancy house he is jealous of, only to find that he misses home. 4.5/5 stars from me.
Super Gay is written by Jessi Hersey and illustrated by Ray B.
This book is, in a lot of ways, a social story. I’ve talked about social stories before in this blog. When social stories are individual, it doesn’t really make sense for them to be published for others. But, this book has a very general lesson that I think is important for children and adults alike. 5/5 stars from me.
Toofus is written by Maria Ashworth and illustrated by Kris Bez.
This book is much like a non-holiday version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I felt like this wasn’t very well developed. There wasn’t much of a struggle before things worked out for the main character Bucky. It was also sometimes confusing as to who was speaking. This gets 3/5 stars from me.
Conclusion & Recommendations
Given my review, I recommend Super Gay and Me too!
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