Monday, October 22, 2018
Allie All Along
First sentence: SNAP! Allie's crayon broke. I blinked. She was suddenly...furious, fuming, frustrated, and so, so, sooo ANGRY. She stomped, smashed, crashed, and threw a tantrum, a fuss, and a fit.
Premise/plot: Allie's brother helps her calm down and work through her many, many feelings in Sarah Lynne Reul's picture book Allie All Along. [For the record, I am guessing that it is her brother; it could just as well be a friend. Though a friend might be more likely to run far, far away until the storm is over. This person knows Allie and her moods very well.]
My thoughts: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this one. I haven't loved a book about fits this much since reading FINN THROWS A FIT a few years ago. I'm not sure which of the two I'll end up liking more--only time will tell.
I loved the writing. I loved the concept. I loved the shedding of emotions. I loved the coping skills. I loved the illustrations. It's a relatable book start to finish. And the ending is oh-so-right.
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10
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