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One Star Review Guess Who? (#7)

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Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on GoodReads or Amazon?

I came to this book with a relatively open mind, but I must say, this book wastes ink–literally. The pages are all framed with black, and at the end of each chapter, there is a blank, black page. The book is unnecessarily huge because of this. Environmental activists everywhere must hate this book.

So I ended up reading this in a half-hour. It’s a short story, and you don’t come to care for the characters, who continuously steal and lie to each other. Yuck. It’s like the second “Pirates of the Caribbean” all over again, except in Paris. With children.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Bridget says:

    “It’s like the second “Pirates of the Caribbean” all over again, except in Paris. With children.”

    Oh my! While completely insane, that may seriously be the best line from a review ever. In fact, I might steal that when I’m talking “Hugo” to my students. Not sold by the amazing artwork or addictive storyline? Well it’s kinda like the second “Pirates of the Caribbean…”

  2. PragmaticMom says:

    Love that book! And the movie was great too!

  3. These are hysterical! Thank you for this feature.

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