Little Amy Scott May Have Made A Colossal Mistake!
Now that doesn’t feel like an odd beginning to a picture book, but the next spread is the copyright page and the title page, which definitely makes this book a bit unusual.
The story consists of dialog. Sadie tells Sherman that he shouldn’t worry. They will rescue Ellsworth. (She has named the goldfish because every fish deserves a name.) Sadie borrows a boat, gathers supplies and heads out with a crew of monkeys and her friend, Sherman. But will this story have a happy ending? And what about that spoiled Little Amy Scott who was rude at her party, and then threw the goldfish in the ocean?
The ink and watercolor illustrations are a bit messy and busy. You will probably like them or not be so fond of them.
What Concerned Me: I wasn’t too fond of the illustrations, but they worked fine with the book.
What I Liked Most: If Sherman didn’t know what to do about his goldfish-concern, he did know who to contact. Sadie, who seemed to be a take-charge girl was just the right choice. I also liked the fact that this silly, humorous adventure promoted kindness.
Author: Philip C. Stead
Illustrator: Matthew Cordell
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (August 15, 2017)
- Approx. Words: 275
- Ages: 3 - 6
- Pages: 40