Sunday, August 27, 2017

Book Review :: I Want to Be in a Scary Story

I Want to Be in a Scary Story - Sean Taylor & Jean Jullien


"The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again."

Okay, admission.  I super duper thought this one would not be for me.  I'm so influenced (maybe too much, I guess) by illustration style, and didn't feel drawn to this cover.  I quickly flicked through and thought, "yeah, nah."  So imagine my surprise when I sat down to read it and found it HILARIOUS!  And not just because the story is funny (it is), but because of the perfect match between story and images.  I'm so sold.  To me this has a little of a I Am The Wolf And Here I Come flavour - deceptively simple illustrations with cheeky, unexpected comedy.  That one is an enduring fave, and I suspect this one will be too.  I Want to Be in a Scary Story is likely to get funnier with each reread, as you figure out the best timing and delivery for each joke.  I think Klassen fans will enjoy.  Just fyi, literal lols while reading this.  See for yourself, and judge me if you will...

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books

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