Review: The Octopus Barber –by Joseph Kelly

octopus-barberThis is a delightful collection of poems on subjects ranging from teamwork (one of my favorites) and remembering the club password, to gadgets and the history of a stone. “A Kiss” is priceless, turning an old storyline on its head. More thoughtful entries, like “The Tinest Ant and the Giantest Bear,” give children something to ponder after they finish reading.

The illustrations by Supakit Chiangthong are a perfect match for the words, with unexpected angles and vivid colors. The Octopus Barber is a treat, and passes my acid test for poetry—the verses are easy to read aloud—with flying colors.

(I received a free copy of The Octopus Barber in return for an honest review.)

My Rating: 5 stars

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