Monday, December 22, 2014

#Review: The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats by Constance Corcoran Wilson/ Illustrated by Gary McCluskey



Summary:

The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the morals of the first two Christmas Cats books.
Book Three, The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats urges everyone to honor life in all its forms. Love and accept all God’s creatures. Some animals---(puppies and kitties come to mind)--- are popular with nearly everyone. Others (spiders, lizards, bats, etc.) may not seem as worthy, but all are small cogs in the universe. Bats serve a very useful purposes in God’s grand scheme. All life should be valued. The bats of story three are just as deserving of respect and have as much of a right to life as any other creature on the planet

My review:

I wished that I could say that I liked this book, that it was cute or something. Truth is, I don't.
The description calls the book Seuss-ical. However, it is anything but.

The authors attempt to rhyme fell flat. It did rhyme but it came off weird at many points.It felt like the author was really grasping to make the book something. In addition, the book seemed to end abruptly which made for more weirdness.

The only saving grace for the book is that the illustrator had bold and colorful pictures. The lights that bordered each page gave a nice feel for Christmas. Also, at the end of the book there was a coloring page and an activity for children to do.

Unfortunately, I can only give this book 2 stars and only because of the illustrator's contributions.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

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1 comment:

  1. The illustrator's name is Gary McCluskey, not Gary McClukey. He is, indeed, very talented.

    Sincerely,

    Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S.
    Author, "The Christmas Cats" series
    www.TheXmasCats.com

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