Saturday, May 22, 2010
The Soggy Town of Hilltop
I've already reviewed a couple of books by my internet friend, Kevin McNamee, so I was pleased when he sent me his newest one. I love it!
The Soggy Town of Hilltop is a rhyming picture book and, unlike some of those I've seen, the rhyme and meter are consistent without being forced. But that's not the important part. The story is loaded with the kind of humor kids enjoy.
I won't give away the plot, but can't resist saying it gives a whole new meaning to 'trickle down economy.' ;-)
The book also teaches kids a lesson about bullying in a very subtle way.
But I don't want to make it sound too serious. The Soggy Town of Hilltop is a fun and funny story, and the colorful illustrations by Eugene Ruble do an excellent job of capturing that feeling. Children will love it.