5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Brett should stick to illustration,
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This review is from: Hedgie Blasts Off! (Hardcover)
I was delighted to find a Jan Brett book for my nieces that I had not seen before. I am a big fan of her illustrations and love it when her sidebar illustrations tell a mini story that even the youngest reader can follow. They are so much fun to read to children.
I am also a lover of hedgehogs and collect her books that feature them just for the illustrations. I hate to give her a rating of less than 5.
However, this story was very poorly thought out. It didn't seem to make a lot of sense. The five-year old I was reading to, who is normally quite engaged in books, sat there with her eyes glazed over and her three-year-old sister actually ran off. Their mother and I were almost embarassed to be presenting this story to them. Next time we'll just make up a story to go with the pictures. If there is a next time...
I love Jan Brett, but she should stick to what she does best and get some help with the writing!