Saturday, January 21, 2017
Thunder Boy Jr.
First sentence: Hello, my name is Thunder Boy. Thunder Boy Smith. That's my real name.
Premise/plot: Thunder Boy does not like his name. He doesn't like that it's not a good, normal name. He doesn't like sharing the exact same name as his father. He wants his own name. A name that he can pick himself. A name that suits him and no one else. Will he ever get a new name?
My thoughts: I really enjoyed the text of this one. I think it works very well. It is both emotional and funny. (Hard to be both, in my opinion!) I didn't love, love, love the illustrations, however. (Illustrations are so very, very subjective. Even more subjective, in my opinion, than the text ever is.)
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 2 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
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