Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jeremy Draws a Monster

Jeremy Draws a Monster
By Peter McCarty
Henry Holt, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

Jeremy is a little boy who never leaves his room and never goes outside. One day, he decides to draw a monster for some company. However, he doesn't anticipate how demanding the monster will be! After putting up with his unending requests, Jeremy decides to put his foot down, which has a surprising result.

This book is similar in concept to Harold and the Purple Crayon but without the imagination and creativity of the latter. Although the illustrations are extremely charming, the story falls a little flat and is a bit disjointed in places. It was cute but could have used some polishing.

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