I Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young

July 7, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★★

I Hate Picture Books by Timothy YoungI Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young
Published by Schiffer Publishing on February 28, 2013
Genres: Children
Pages: 32
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
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Max hates his picture books and hes throwing them all away. But he soon learns just how invaluable imagination is and has a change of heart. Find out why in this outrageous book that both pokes fun at and celebrates many of the classics of childrens literature. Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike.

If you ask my 7-year-old son about this book he will tell you that he loves it. He’s probably read it a dozen times by now, and I’m pretty sure that only the Scaredy Squirrel books surpass it in his eyes. Why does he love this book so much? It’s about a boy named Max who “hates picture books, but actually he loves them.”

Max is getting rid of his picture books because he hates them, but as he starts to box them up a funny thing happens–Max starts to remember how much he loved this book, and that one, and soon he’s decided he can’t bear to part with any of them.

This is a fantastic book for kids of all ages, both those who are young enough to love their picture books and those who are old enough to “hate” them. It is a reminder that there is more to picture books than just a short story to keep a child entertained–instead, picture books are often a child’s first foray into using their imagination, and that’s important.

This is a book that will be read over and over again at my house. It is well-loved, and highly recommended by my son.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I let my kid be the one making the judgement calls on this one, and he loved it.

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