What are book reviews without some added color, as in picture books! I will admit, I haven't been all that impressed by what I have seen as of late. Not saying that there aren't good things coming out, but a lot of it just feels like rehashes of the same thing. Take this first example below. Now, I love me some Elephant & Piggie and for the most part these stories are morality tales, which would make sense as to why Willems would go the whole Bully route. But really, despite my obsession with Mo Willems, this is my least favorite book in the series. It isn't as funny or fun as the other ones and that makes me sad. On the other hand, the Unicorn book is great. I highly suggest picking it up. Colorful, funny, and a nice lesson about judging others without knowing them.
Venus is a pre-published author holding a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and a MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Hamline University. She is rather obsessed with good writing, science fiction, the hero's journey, epic fantasies, and Indian food.