Monday, January 04, 2010

Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem
Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Adam Rex
Hyperion
ISBN: 978-0-7868-4958-1

What is it?
The tale of Billy Twitters, a boy who prefers not to clean his room, brush his teeth, eat his baked peas--Who could blame him on that one?-- or do anything he's supposed to do. Even under threat of being given a blue whale by his parents, Billy slacks off. When his folks make good on the threat, Billy learns some valuable lessons about being a responsible member of society. (Or not!!!!)

What do we love about it?
We love the pairing of Mac Barnett's wonderfully absurd idea with Adam Rex's delightfully realistic illustrations. We especially love the directions for taking care of the blue whale--complete with airline-style instructions for evacuation if needed.This book is funny AND practical!

Who is it perfect for?
Any kid with a healthy sense of absurdity who likes to push the limits a bit. (Or a lot!)

What we think?
Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem is a whale of a funny tale. Or a tail of a very funny whale. We have certainly learned a valuable lesson from this funny book. When your mom tells you to finish your baked peas or she'll buy you a blue whale, believe her. Just sayin'!

1 comment:

Kinderscares said...

Sounds like a fun story, and Adam Rex is an incredible illustrator. I'll have to check this one out!

Shelagh @ KinderScares