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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Review: Mike I Don't Like


From the authors of Parrot Carrot and I Got This Hat comes this next exciting installment--Mike I Don't Like. 

Are you ready for it?

This is Mike. And he no like. He doesn't like this, he doesn't like that. He no like the dog, he no like the cat.

Mike doesn't like a single thing--and boy he'll let you know it. This 25-page rant on a seemingly endless list of dislikes will have kids completely wide-eyed and adults quietly smirking behind the front cover.

Packed with visual punch, lovely matte pages and drool-worthy speech bubbling and typography, this is hilarity personified, featuring Oliver-Jeffers-esqe illustrations that readily whip up a smile.

Galloping, rhythmic text nudges Seuss when it comes to clever rhyme, and a dry, funny ending neatly ties up a clever collection of book elements into a delectable book bundle, making it one of my favourite picture books of 2014.

A National Simultaneous Storytime nominee, please.

Don't miss your chance to win a copy of Mike I Don't Like. 

Title: Mike I Don't Like
Author: Jol and Kate Temple
Illustrator: Jon Foye
Publisher: ABC Books, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 May 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780733333255
For ages: 2 - 8
Type: Picture Book

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