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Thursday 4 August 2011

Review: I Am So Handsome

It’s the sign of a good book if an accent or a voice for a character quickly presents itself in my head.

Meet the incorrigible wolf. After putting on his finest clothes, he decides to take a walk.

“Ha! Ravishing! I’m off for a little stroll so everyone can admire me!”

Do you see what I mean? Can you hear him?

On his walk, he runs in to many familiar fairytale faces. Stopping each one to ask each of them “Who is the handsomest of all?”

Each of them politely humour the wolf and tell him that of course it is he who is the most handsome of all.

Until he meets a tiny baby dragon upon whom he poses the same question.
“Now tell me, you ridiculous little gherkin, who’s the handsomest of all?”

With a blast of fire straight into the wolfs face he replies “The Handsomest? It’s my dad! He taught me how to do this. But if you don’t mind, no more stupid questions. We’re in in the middle of a game of hide and seek.”


I love the language in this book. It made me giggle. The illustrations are stunning painted pictures. Divine.

What a great giggly read.

Title: I am so Handsome
Author: Mario Ramos 
Publisher: Gecko Press, $26.99 RRP (Pbk $17.99)
Publication Date: August 2007
Format: Hardback (also available in paperback)
ISBN: 780958278782 Hbk 9780958272094 Pbk
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book