Summary (from Goodreads):
This Tom and Jerry interactive picture book holds a surprise on each page! Where is Jerry hiding? On the title page, on the back cover, or somewhere in between? Little readers will howl with delight each time they open the covers and try helping Tom find the mischievous mouse. Perfect for storytime.
A light, quirky "meta-fictional" picture book series using the well known, timeless characters of Tom and Jerry. Young readers will whoop with delight at the story and artwork, but parents and caregivers will also appreciate the humorous and gentle introduction to the process of reading and the parts of the book.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced ecopy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oh look, Tom and Jerry! Are they still around?
I think this book would be fantastic as a paper or board book. It asks the reader to do certain things with the book (like shaking it or turning the page really fast). Kid's love doing things like that. It's very entertaining and for the younger ones, it helps teach following directions.
It's not that it can't be done as an ebook, but I found myself wondering if doing the actions asked, if it would change the outcome. (It doesn't.) I know, what a spoiled world we live in! But, if you're going the ebook route and have it ask the reader to do things... it really should respond in some way.
That said, it's actually really cute and I can see my son (and other little ones) having a lot of fun being able to really manhandle a book in that manner!
Quibble: Tom is narrating. TOM. You know, the cat that doesn't talk. That was a bit weird to see. (Or does he talk now??)
Cute book. Classic characters that may resonate more with the parents than the kids reading it.
This one is difficult to rate because I don't know if I'm rating it as a paper/board book or an ebook. As a paper/board book, it's a solid 4/5. As an ebook, it definitely falls short and gets a 2/5.
Good for all ages.
- Not a “message” really, but the book focuses more on subtle learning by asking the reader to follow some directions.
No issues with my kid's reading this. A fun picture book with memorable cartoon characters.