Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: If Kids Ruled the World Linda Bailey

This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, "If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, ?Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!'" And, "You could go to any kind of school you like ? Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School." The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world. While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.

We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
After reading the blurb I figured this would be a chapter book and I hoped it would capture K's attention. This was NOT a chapter book and for that it truly had K enjoying the story along with the pictures.
We got to read on what would happen if kids ruled the world instead of adults. Which I have to say that some of the ideas that the kids had was pretty cool. 
I asked K if he was one of the kids that ruled the world what would he want to do. And his response was that there were no rules. Go figure! This is a great and humorous book to read to kids, and you can find out what they would like to add if they ruled the world.

Will be getting this book in paperback soon to add to our bookshelves.

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