Thursday, January 3, 2019

Once Upon a Zzzz

Once Upon a Zzzz. Maddie Frost. 2018. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Um...hello? Hi, kids! It's me, the illustrator! Hmm, it looks like the author has fallen asleep. So...I'll just tell you a story.

Premise/plot: When the author, "Ima Snoozen" falls asleep, the illustrator, Maddie Frost takes over writing the story. Her story stars two sisters--a llama princess and a penguin princess. The penguin princess tires of her older sister being the older when she sees a shooting star she makes a terrible, horrible wish. She wishes that her sister would go far, far, far away--all the way to the moon. Will Penguin Princess miss her older sister? Is there a way to get her back? And what will happen if/when the author awakes to find *her* book in such a mess?

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. It was over-the-top silly. But while much is silly in this one, I think the feelings are all too easy to relate to for little ones--and sometimes grown-ups.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 2 out of 5
Total: 6 out of 10

© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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