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One Star Review Guess Who? (#10)

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

This started out cute, but after the sixty-first figure of speech I couldn’t take it anymore. It’s as if a fourth grade teacher went on an acid trip and started spouting nonsense.

I’m sure if I’d read this book when I was eight I would’ve loved it. Now I’m twenty-eight and I couldn’t stand the tedium.

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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. Lisa Jenn says:

    This is exactly how I felt trying to read this book. Except I was in middle school at the time.

  2. Great post! I use a lot of websites as reviews – but have also learned you have to be careful too. You can’t believe everything you read. This post shows that so well!

  3. Didn’t see that one coming at all! So loved this book as a kid. And as an adult. Goes to show no book is loved by every single person.

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