Children’s fiction gives a welcome break from adulting, and as such, I love picking such books to read. When iReads offered this book on review, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up.
I think many of us would have faced “Monday blues”. In this story, the central character Alycat also has them. She gets ready for school, but is anxious about the day ahead, and also what she’s going to do for a talent show on Tuesday. But things have a way of sorting themselves out, and it so happens that a stroke of bad luck turns quite unexpectedly into good fortune. What happens? Well, that’s for you to find out.
The story has been written is very simple language, just perfect for children. It brings a smile, and that goes well with the story too. The characters are quite nice, be it Alycat, her mother, or Spotty. They are characters children would love reading about. The story also brings out a strong friendship too, and I feel children would be able to take that as a moral or lesson in a way. When it is an illustrated book, the quality of illustrations also adds to the quality of the story. The ones in this book were quite brilliant. I liked them quite a lot.
My one complaint might be that the story was very small. When the tale is engaging, and has such exciting illustrations too, I feel children would be eager to read more.
I hope we see more of Alycat in the future. Wishing the author the best for this book and the future.
|Title: Alycat and the Monday Blues|
|Author(s): Alysson Foti Bourque||Genre: Children’s Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: 9781684012459||Publisher: Mascot Books|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
2nd October 2017)