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.