Thursday, June 21, 2012

Children's Book Review: I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean

I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean!

I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean
Written and illustrated by:  Kevin Sherry
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008

The squid that charmed a nation is back . . . and he's making a big mess! Not only is this irrepressible squid the biggest thing ever, he's also the best artist in the entire ocean. He squirts ink, for goodness sakes, and there aren't many animals in the ocean who can do that! This squid is making a masterpiece that is sure to wow his fellow fish. But perhaps they aren?t as pleased as he would think?

The giant squid that garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus for his larger-than-life performance in I?m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean is sure to delight fans with this lively and fresh follow-up that includes a double gatefold spread featuring the squid's impressive artwork!

* Only after reading this book and the book cover did I realize that Kevin Sherry had written a book about a giant squid prior to this one called, I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean.  In this book giant squid likes to draw a lot.  He shows off all of the things that he can draw, but not everyone in the ocean loves his skills.  After we read this my son commented, "That was a short book!"  He enjoyed the colorful pictures.  Based on reviews the first book was much better, so we'll have to check that one out soon!
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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