Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mini Me Corner Review: The Paperboy

Mini Me Corner is a post I created here on the blog, it's a place where I can showcase Children's books that I have read with my kids.  This week we have another great Scholastic book to share with you. 

Title: The Paperboy
Author: Dav Pilkey
Illustrator: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: September 1st 1999
Pages: 32 pages

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A quiet mood piece that depicts the bond between a paperboy and his dog. Human and canine both struggle to rouse themselves, eat breakfast from bowls, and have an intimate knowledge of their route. Pilkey paints their shared experiences with a graceful economy of language.

First off I want to say that I liked this book, not as much as I have the other books by Dav Pilkey, but I did in fact like it.  My kids on the other hand is another story.  My son loves all of the other books by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants being his favorite series, but The Paperboy just didn't keep his attention.  

I think the main reason is that the images are so dark, the colors of the sky and houses aren't bright at all.  They don't catch children's eyes.  I do understand that the book is set in the dark as the paperboy delivers his papers, but I've read a lot of children's books and I've read books set in the dark that kept my kids attention.  My son kept asking how does the dog know the paper route? That's the only thing he wanted to know or cared about.

I did enjoy the story and the moral of the story, so this raised my rating a little, but my kids being the reason I read the book and the reason I'm sharing my thoughts, it's the reason I have to give this book such a low rating.   

With the reason's above, we are going to give The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey an Ali's Bookshelf...

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