Archive | August 4, 2014

Mike I Don’t Like

Mike I Don't Like

Mike I Don’t Like









Mike I Don’t Like

Jol & Kate Temple

Jon Foye

ABC/HarperCollins, 2014

hbk., 32pp., RRP $A19.99


Mike I Don’t Like, doesn’t like anything, and in a series of rhyming couplets he lets the world know about it – just like many toddlers and pre-schoolers.  He doesn’t like lizards big or small or hairy dogs at all.  He doesn’t like worms because they’re too slimy and he doesn’t like bugs because they’re too grimy.  Whatever it is, Mike doesn’t like it until…

Younger children will enjoy this book because not only will they relate to it but the cadence of the text as it is read aloud to them will appeal – there is something Seuss like in the rhyme and rhythm.  The illustrations are very appealing, providing a great accompaniment to the text, adding to the humour that so delighted the readers I shared it with.  View the book trailer here.