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Friday, January 23, 2015

Picture Book Review: Violet and Victor write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book

Picture Book Review!

Violet and Victor write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book
by Alice Kuipers
illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
published by Little, Brown and Company

A great big thank you to John Schu (super fab book lover and educator) and Jenny Choy (Little, Brown and Company library marketing) for my copy of this book!

The Blurb

Victor just wants to talk about worms, but his big sister, Violet, is determined to write the best book the world has ever seen!  Violet baits Victor into helping--and before you know it, they are lost in storytelling magic.

My Two Cents

I really enjoy stories about siblings.  Siblings are the ones that are always together--they share the mundane, everyday things of life, but they are also present for those magical moments of imagination and creativity and wonder of childhood.

This book shows a glimpse of that.

The style is fun--a sort of bantering back and forth between Violet and Victor as they concoct the perfect story.  And the simplicity of the illustrations, combined with the cool mixed-media look, is a visual reflection of that combination of simple kid stuff and complex imagination stuff!

P.S. Violet is NOT bossy. (In case you were wondering!)


About the Author

Born and raised in London, England, Kuipers now lives in Saskatoon, Canada.  She has written many successful young adult novels.  Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book is her debut picture book!  Congratulations, Alice!

Kuipers also offers some coloring pages and activities from Violet and Victor HERE.