Title: Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret
Author: Bob Shea
Copyright Date: 2015
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Reader Brand: N/A
Series: The first!
Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are deciding what to play today when two secret secrets are revealed that may change their friendship forever!
I’ve been waiting for this book since I found out about in January. Bob Shea is one of my favorite picture books artists and I had hoped that his humor would translate well to the beginning reader arena. And I think it more than did. Shea’s jokes shine in the beginning reader format making me laugh out loud.
The text can occasionally be distracting as the speech bubbles change color randomly instead of depending on which character is speaking. For those used to Elephant and Piggie books, they may think that more characters are speaking than are in the book.
I love the bright colors and illustrations and I know that kids will too. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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