Friday, 7 November 2014

Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Anthony

The first book of a series about a toddler that cannot resist a tantrum. This book provides parents with the grounds to discuss the silliness of getting cross and upset about menial things. Both Betty and Mr. Toucan are strong characters with a diversely interesting parent/child relationship. I side with Mr. Toucan and hope he gets more of a spotlight in one of Steve Anthony's books to come.

Best bits: bold use of colour with a minimal yet effective palette.

Worst bits: Betty doesn't seem to face any comeuppance for her bad behaviour.

Buy the book from the Oxford Children's Books website here.

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