Côté, Geneviève. Mr. King’s Castle. Book Review.

Click here to buy Sing the Planets: I’ll Remember That (Volume 1)

Mr. King, a cat, decides he’s going to make his little house into a big castle. He takes a pair of scissors and cut blocks out of the landscape. By the time has finished building his castle, the environment is completely destroyed. When he learns how negatively this has impacted his friends, he returns everything back to its original state with their help. There is one piece left over and his friends add it to the rooftop of his house.

The pictures are a combination of watercolor wash with stamping, collage, and drawing. The characters are whimsical and endearing, somewhat similar to the original drawings of Winnie the Pooh.

My 22-month-old granddaughter was emotionally engaged with this story throughout. It is a good introduction to the decimation of the planet caused by greed and overconsumption. Of course, in the real world, we just can’t put the environment back when we realize our mistake. However, for a small child, the ending is appropriate.

thumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tinythumb-up-smile-tiny

Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages

Advertisements

Please Leave a Reply in the comment section.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s