I Am Toast
Written and Illustrated by Brian Austrin
Cover by AnnaMaria Coppi
56 pages – ages 6+
Published by CreateSpace on December 21st, 2015
Synopsis- Owen Oswin always breaks a leg when he goes on stage – a table leg, that is! He tries to give people a hand, but his won’t come off. Owen lives under a rock, you see. When an unfortunate accident turns for the better, he “realizes” that he is toast, and he thinks that is why people think that he’s odd! Owen lives as though these idioms are real!
What I Thought- This was a cute book, with great potential. The writing style has a nice voice, and the narrator “speaks” to the reader. The character takes idioms literally, which causes giggles as the reader sees how he misinterprets them. The black and white illustrations scattered through the book are a nice addition to the story. They are funny, and some will make you chuckle at them. Owen’s character appears to be a kid but the other characters treat him like an adult. This seemed a bit odd to me. The story is a nice one about being different and struggling with it. Overall a cute, fun story that you should to give a try. It’d also be a fun way for teachers to talk about idioms in school.
I give this book four out of five bookworms.