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Strange Illustrations and Words with Little Storytelling Context
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2020
I love the idea of a book focusing on a grandparent and grandchild farming fruits and vegetables together. However, this book was simply odd. First, I didn't think the illustrations of the people were that good. They looked more bizarre than realistic. The best part of the illustrations was the fruits and vegetables, and frankly, I wished there were more of them. The text, too, was strange. Rather than coherent sentences, the author wrote mostly in words, whether verbs to describe what might be going on in the garden at different points of the plant-growing cycle or nouns of different fruit, vegetable, and nut names. But they were given with little storytelling context. It felt like random words given because they were similar rather than they were telling a story of how we get food from home gardens. All in all, I was not wild about this book. I like the concept, but it needs to be better realized.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.