Who Broke The Teapot?!
Written and Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Tundra Books / Hardcover / 32 Pages / Recommended for children ages 3-5
Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me this wonderfully fun and funny book! Who Broke the Teapot?!, written and illustrated by Bill Slavin, is a humorously light and colorful family mystery that takes readers through a series of unfortunate and quirky circumstances as we discover who exactly broke the teapot.
What I Liked
I loved loved LOVED the storyline and illustrations! (So, basically, the entire book.)
Let’s start with the plot. Slavin takes readers through a very relatable scenario – things get out of hand, messes are made, something gets broken, investigation commences. I think we can agree that we’ve all been there, right? 😀 Right! Families are sure to get a kick out of all the familiar scenes played out in this lovable book.
Next up: writing style! I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention all the delightful rhyming. It makes for a wonderful and well-paced flow. Very catchy!
The illustrations! Slavin’s drawings are expressive, vibrant, and intricately detailed, bringing life and texture to each page. I was hooked as soon as I opened the book! It also has an appealing cartoonish-like rendition that I know kids will appreciate.
Last, but certainly not least: there are important lessons to be learned for both kids and adults – which I definitely appreciate (because adults need these reminders too, folks). The main takeaways I got from this were: don’t jump to conclusions and think before you act (or react) 😛
Who Broke The Teapot?! gets 5/5 stars! I highly recommend this book for anyone, especially those with children. It’s colorful, amusing, and teaches readers a thing or two – a perfect addition to your story time line-up. Happy reading!
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