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Brilliant Idea and Concept Kind of Ruined by an Average Ending.
on February 4, 2015
It is sad that I love William Joyce so much, yet rarely just adore his books. This one is no different. As usual, Mr. joyce has illustrated at the top of his game. The art in this is just absolutely stunning as it always is in one of his books. This time, I think He also nailed the title and cover. It is so colorful and beautiful and the with a title like that, what kid or parent is not going to be interested. the story itself is interesting and fun. You definitely want to know what is going to happen the whole way through. Probably, the worst part is the ending. This seems to be a common pattern for William Joyce books (with the exception of Santa Calls). You have this incredible looking book with a great concept that usually with too many words and an average ending. I will say that Joyce has done a much better job in this book of keeping his word count lower, making the book more approachable to his target readers (ages 3-5).