Review! I Am Toast by Brian Austrin

toastI 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.fourbooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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12 replies

  1. With all the idioms, it sounds like it might also be a good book for second language learners. Great review, Erik!


  2. Sounds like a fun brain-twister!


  3. Sounds like it contains a little Amelia Bedelia DNA.


  4. I like toast. Just sayin’.

    Love and licks,


  5. As Mike said, this is a bit like Amelia Bedelia, but she’s not a kid. I’m a fan of toast, so I’m not sure why this would upset a kid. 😀


  6. What a quirky read for young readers!


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