Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Mervin the Sloth Is About To Do The Best Thing In the World
First sentence: There you are, Mervin! What are you...
Premise/plot: Falling letters--or a falling sentence to be precise--begin this picture book starring Mervin the Sloth. If Mervin's friends have the patience to wait for it--if readers have the patience to wait for it--they will learn what 'the best thing in the world' is. In the meanwhile, everyone has an opinion, a guess, as to what the best thing in the world is.
My thoughts: I don't know that I love, love, love this one. But I liked the ending. I liked seeing what Mervin's 'best thing in the world' is. I thought it very sweet. Much better than some of his friends' suggestions.
Text: 3.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3.5 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
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