Saturday, December 15, 2012
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond illustrated by Diane DeGroat
I will say I immediately liked the illustrations in this book. The text, however had to grow on me. The first couple of pages really annoyed me. I thought the sentences were kind of choppy and lacking. That being said, it got better. When the story started progressing it got much better. By the time the book ended, I actually did enjoy the story. I think this may have been a case of trying to write for a child's level and making it too young and childish for a picture book. It began much like a board book but by the end was much closer to its target age range of 4-8 years.