Friday, April 24, 2020

Bedtime Story: The Alekizou and His Terrible Library Plot by Nancy Turgeon & Illustrated by Patricia Cullen Raine

Read for: Children's Books & Requested Review

Synopsis: "The Alekizou is a mischievous creature. Join him and his friend the Wise Owl on a rollicking adventure to the library where they unexpectedly learn how important vowels are. Since he can’t read, The Alekizou gobbles up those tasty vowels, ruining the books and making it impossible to speak. Find out how The Alekizou enlists the help of children and American Sign Language to fix the big mess he has made. Celebrating literacy and libraries, The Alekizou makes being a book worm cool."

My Review: This was presented to me as a Seussian book featuring libraries and supporting literacy, and it certainly delivered on it! It is as goofy as you would expect, with a rather unusual character. The images are bright and bold for the littles who may not fully grasp the story, but the story is still fun and interesting for the older children, a great story to read for all. A word of warning though the tongue will get twisted and tangled reading aloud once Alekizou starts his devious plot consume all the vowels. It was such a fun book to read and I definitely would recommend giving it a try.

My Rating: This is a fun book for all ages, though it is a bit difficult to read aloud. Kids will love the goofy things that happen and how you have to read it, they will be asking for it to be read over and over.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, the following is my honest review and opinion. 

Alekizou is expected to be released on June 20th but you can pre-order a copy in print format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or request it at your local library.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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