Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It Wasn't Me!

At last! When my daughter's friend, Analisse, announced that her book, It Wasn't Me!, was published this May, I knew I wanted to get a copy to review on my blog. While I don't review many children's books here, I do present a select few. I've been following the publication of this book on Analisse's blog, Publishing 101, for several months.

Scotty is a mouse with a past. But what does his future hold? Can he change his wayward ways?

Written by Analisse Reyes when she was twelve years old, the words in this picture book rhyme and tell the tale of a mouse named Scotty, who won't admit that he steals and lies and cheats. Colorful, skillful multi-media illustrations by Lauren Filzenger are perfectly suited for the prose. I've never seen mice drawn quite like this before--they're adorable and full of expression--and on the whole the illustrations are lovely. I think young children will get a kick out of Scotty, who is more than a bit naughty, and they'll adore Scotty's mom, who wears pearls. This book is a real charmer!

Analisse has a bright future as an author, and Lauren shows great talent for such a young artist. This book is geared for children between the ages of two and seven, although older kids and adults should also enjoy it. Like me, my daughter loved It Wasn't Me!, and I look forward to sharing this book with my young nephews soon.

Special thanks to the Reyes family for giving me a copy of this book.


  1. This looks like such a cute book. I'm impressed that the writer (and the illustrator?) are so young!

    I'm totally out of sync with you when it comes to Really Random Tuesday posts this month!

  2. OMG - she was only twelve when she got published! That is amazing. What a delightful book. It seems she has a career already mapped out for her and I hope she continues to write.

  3. this sounds like a really well done work by a writer of any age!

  4. I'm so impressed with such accomplished young adults. The cover of that book is adorable!!

  5. I am also impressed and think that the book sounds amazing! I know the perfect pair of little boys to give this to! Great review, Suko.

  6. She is so cute ! For me a mouse is a naughty one ! Iwould like to see her mother with her pearls ! Thank you for this post ! To read a children book is always a pleasure and this one seems to be a really good one !

  7. wow, such a young age to be published! that is great! the book sounds really cute.

  8. Thanks for the all comments. This young author will have a book signing at B & N soon!

  9. I will have to see if we can get this book for our children's book giveaways at the office.

  10. Awwww sounds like a wonderful book and such a cute cover!

  11. This looks like such an adorable children's book. The cover is awesome.

  12. What a cute book, and what a talented young author!


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