Saturday, September 19, 2015
By David Elliott
Illustrated by Sam Zuppardi
Candlewick Press, 2015. Picture Book.
Nobody’s Perfect shares a young boy’s thoughts as he sits on the stairs for a time out. During the time out, he thinks about the people he knows, including his mom, sister, friend, and even himself, realizing that nobody’s perfect. In the end he realizes it’s okay to be yourself.
I usually pick up a picture book because of its illustrations and at first glance passed this one by because it of it. Though Zupparidi’s illustrations break from the norm of clean lines his illustrations are a perfect fit for the text. Zuppardi uses loose pencil drawings that at times look more like childish scribbles to demonstrate to message the book relates. Children will easily relate to both the text and illustrations.