Confession: I've had this book since it released in March. I can't count how many times I have read it to my kids. This "5 Fabulous Things" is overdue!
1. ILLUSTRATIONS: The use of black-and-white v. full color is carefully chosen for each page and it makes a BIG impact. B&W for Albert's humdrum tales and full color for those "amazing" moments. clever- I love clever.
2. PAGE TURNS: Holy page turns Batman! A4 is filled with them and kids will love them! Which leads me to #3.
3. READ-ALOUD-ABILITY: This book begs to be read aloud! My kids like taking turns being Albert and his friends. Seriously, teachers/librarians, read this to your class and every student will be fully engaged!
4. PIRATES, ZOMBIES, & A MAD SCIENTIST: It's all in here...and more.
5. SURPRISING TWIST: One of my favorite things is a clever surprising twist at the end of a picture book and A4 delivers.
Parents: Fun, humorous, imagination
Teachers: Making predictions
Writers: How to write page turns, voice, endings with a twist