One Star Review Guess Who? (#50)
Today, on the occasion of the 50th One Star Review Guess Who post, I wanted to take a moment to share the reasons I do this.
1. It’s just funny sometimes.
2. It’s a good reminder to me that readers are not a monolith. While one reader might call a book a classic, another might call it “one of the most disturbing books for young readers ever written.” It’s a reminder to me to read and recommend widely, because no single book is for all readers. And that’s okay.
Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon?
I just don’t get it. It’s a stupid mouse. Tell him no. He doesn’t have to get everything he wants.
Previously . . .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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