Monday, March 20, 2017

Children's Book Review: I Like, I Don't Like by Anna Baccelliere

I requested and read this book last month. I'm only just now getting around to writing my review. I received the book from *Netgalley. I picked it because I thought it sounded like an interesting and different picture book.

I Like, I Don't Like tells in pictures and words about the difference between the privileged children of the world and those in 3rd world countries. Using the same object such as a shoe it shows that some children get to wear and enjoy them while others have to build the shoe.

I enjoyed the artwork in this one. It was unique and drew the eye in. However, while I like the message of the book it came off as a bit heavy handed and by the fourth I like, I don't like it was too repetitive. This is a deep topic and is a hard one for children who have grown up in the US to fully grasp. To be honest I don't know that I would want my younger child to grasp such things. Sometimes letting a child be innocent and naive to these things is better. 

I'd give this a 2 out of 5 stars.

*I received a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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