Review – Book: My Autobiography
Book: My Autobiography by John Agard tells the story of, well, stories, beginning with oral tales and moving on to the written word on clay, papyrus, etc. It details the beginning of alphabets and the written word as well. The evolution of books from scrolls, to bound volumes, to e-books is also explored. All of this is told from the point of view of a book.
Aimed at older middle school or younger YA readers, I found this unique book to be a little dry. I really appreciate what the author was trying to do but I found the presentation a little odd to read with passages like this.
With greater quantities of me being produced, I, Book, was getting cheaper, which meant more people could now afford to buy me.
Neil Packer’s illustrations are great and enhance the book and help hold readers’ attention. In the end, though, this was just an okay read for me.
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.