Thursday, May 9, 2013
REVIEW: Again! by Emily Gravett
Genre: Picture Book
Summary: Again! Again! is the refrain of Cedric the little dragon, whose poor Mommy dragon is trying to get him to go to bed. Mommy dragon reads the story again and again, until she falls asleep and then something surprising happens!
Lucinda's Views: As the mother of a three-year-old girl, I completely identified with this book's premise. How many times have we as parents had to read or repeat an action "Again!" The illustrations of Cedric's patient mother are hillarious as she gets more and more exhausted as the book progresses. Cedric, in spite of his demands, is just an adorable little dragon and preschool children will completely identify with his wish for his mommy to read the story "Again!" The ending has a surprise twist that I won't spoil here, but needless to say, kiddos will enjoy the novelty and the imagination of the ending. A fun read!