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Did not enjoy at all, content very weak; felt like it was designed purely to make adults buy it - which appears to work. :-(
on January 22, 2015
Ok just read this and "..babysit a Grandpa" to my four year old and was prompted to get out of bed after sleepytime and come write this review. Neither I or my daughter enjoyed either book. My thoughts; fresh from reading both;
Pros: The art was pretty good
1) It wasn't very entertaining for either of us; I generally like kids books but this one seems to be trying _way_ too hard to be cutesy/appealing to the grandparents - but didn't have much to offer the actual kid. I can see how this improves sales but my daughter was getting bored.
2) Thin; (I read both in one sitting to my 4-yr old and it wasn't 'enough')
3) Surprisingly unimaginative compared to many kids books; I like reading kids stories to my kid (Dr Seuss, traditional+modern fairytales, etc) but both these books seemed really lame, no 'flights of fancy' or great imagination... rather tame ideas
Really didn't work for me, I actually felt like these were pretty cynical cash-in books very specifically 'tuned' to appeal to adults at purchase-time instead of kids, and that started to irritate me, which is why I'm here writing this instead of being asleep.
That's my opinion, obviously (looking at the reviews) not everyone agrees, but purely speaking for my daughter, she wasn't impressed and neither was I. Re-reading for the tenth time some Dr Seuss (or a dozen others) would have been a better bedtime. :-(