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Really, how bad could it be?
on April 2, 2012
I bought this book because I guess I'm a bit of a snob and wanted my 8 month old to outperform all of the other kids and be able to recognize Picasso. Yes, I know the recommended age limit is 3 and above, but my kid loves when I read to him and loves textures; I thought we'd have this book for a while and when he's older he can appreciate the story. Well, that probably won't be happening. Unless your kid shows a literary interest in bad Kafkaesque stories for kids, this book will just leave them perplexed - not like the world at this age isn't already confusing enough!
When I read the other review that said the storyline didn't make sense, again I said "how bad could it be really?" Well, it's not good. Not that I was expecting brilliance but it just seems like pure laziness on the writer's part. And I don't like to spend good money on the lazy efforts of artists after a quick buck. I mean, maybe it was a sincere effort but if so, that's really unfortunate.
And the employment of texture. The same: no effort or imagination in my opinion. Painting of a fox: put poorly placed patch of fur on fox's tail. And the cheese? I'm not sure what's going on there.
It's hard to take the time to give a children's book a low rating but it just sucks that a good idea was executed so poorly. I really want to introduce my kid to fine art and children's books are the perfect vehicle.