Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes. Tim Wynne-Jones. Illustrated by Brian Won. 2016. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: S.A.M. is digging for the Lost City of Raisins... He is tracking down the treacherous green spitting bug, balancing on high places, and stealing home. K. is hanging out clouds. "You need new shoes," says K.

Premise/plot: The book chronicles the adventures of a Mom and her son. It is told solely through his perspective, and, since he's a SECRET AGENT MAN, there is a lot of spy-talk. Illustrations clarify some of his code, however. For example, the toilet is the "Holding Cell of Despair," and the closet is the "Secret Chamber of Silence."

My thoughts: This one is definitely cute and creative. S.A.M. I think would be fun to play with. I like this one very much. I'm not sure it's love, love, love. But I'd definitely recommend this one.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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