Day 69 and we read The Wrong Book which is a story that never starts because the protagonist's attempts to tell it are thwarted by a cast of characters who are all the wrong ones. This story-before-the-story has a good sense of escalation and is a great one to read aloud. However, the ending left me both sad, and anxious. Even though the protagonist is sort of mean looking, the frustration at not being able to tell the story really transferred across, as did the final page's closing down of the story-not-told. As such, I don't know if I really want to read it again. I think that makes it an effective story, and an interesting one. I think.
Master A's verdict: Found my increasing fervour of reading interesting, but I think he still prefers rhyme and onomatopoeia.
- Title: The Wrong Book
- Author/Illustrator: Nick Bland
- Source: Borrowed from the local library
- Publisher: Scholastic
What's on tomorrow? Another library pick.