My Adventures in Sillyville, by Richard Klein | Dedicated Review
Review sponsored by Richard Klein
The Children’s Book Review | January 29, 2016
Written by Richard Klein
Illustrated by Mike Motz
Age Range: 3-7
Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)
What to expect: Imagination, Magic, Rhyme
My Adventures in Sillyville is a zippy tale written in rhyme about a young boy’s daydream. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Wednesday, many things are topsy-turvy in Sillyville.
“There are pigs taking baths
And dogs that go “Moo!”
Animals living in houses,
While people live in the zoo.”
Beginning with a lovely dedication to his three children (“I need only walk into their room to enter Sillyville.”), Richard Klein sets the stage for this highly imaginative tale inspired by his children. The dedication also indicates that he is in touch with his intended audience of younger children, ages three to seven.
Richard Klein provides a great cadence with his rhyming text that lends itself well to being read aloud and keeps the energy level high. Every kid enjoys being silly and this is a book that embodies silliness at it’s most innocent and enjoyable best.
Using a cartoon style, the pages are brightly illustrated by Mike Motz. Each page is filled with a multitude of zany things to look at. After reading the text, kids will enjoy scouring the pages to find all of the fun visuals that match the words. For example: fish out of water and trees in the sky.
This book will appeal to both independent readers and those that prefer being read to. It is sure to humor any type of reader.
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About the Author
For more information, visit: SillyVille.net
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