Friday, May 26, 2017

Book Review: Alphonse, That is Not Ok to Do!

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Ah, sorry for the lapse in posts, My allergies are going crazy since the rain stopped. When I suffer from allergies, my body goes straight to tired. I think it's my body trying to protect itself. haha!

Me: I can't breathe! 
Body: Shh, just sleep.

Anyway, yay! a new book to review! Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! is by Daisy Hirst and it is adorable. I am so in love with this book, it's definitely on my wishlist.

This charmingly illustrated story is about a little girl monster named Natalie and her younger brother, Alphonse. Natalie mostly doesn't mind Alphonse, except when he ruins her things.Yet even then, she deals with things well, until she has a bad day and Alphonse chews on her favorite book. (By the way, her favorite book is Bread and Jam for Frances (I Can Read Level 2)!) She gets angry and draws a not so nice photo of Alphonse. During her bath she thinks all the terrible things she drew are coming true!

Luckily, Alphonse is not hurt, only trying to fix her book and he found Natalie's not so nice picture and "fixed" it too. He charmingly drew Natalie saving him and playing with him, which Natalie declares is "absolutely fantastic! So they'd better make a lot more." It ends with the two siblings happily drawing together. Aww!

This book is sweetness on an adult level (Oh! I feel for poor Natalie's mother when she accidentally mistakes a horse drawing for a dog.), but also relate-able for children. Bonus, if you can make good vacuum cleaner, cat yowling, and marbles falling sounds, your child will be delighted. The simplistic illustrations are perfect for this story. I highly recommend adding this (and Bread and Jam for Frances (I Can Read Level 2)) to your book shelf!

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