Avast! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Arr – So today me review (‘n this post) be translated into Pirate-Speak t’ celebrate!
Nothing Rhymes with Orange
By Adam Rex
48 pages – ages 5+
Published by Chronicle Books on August 1, 2017
Publisher’s Synopsis- “We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can’t help but feel like it’s impossible for him to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive.”
Wha’ I Thought- ‘Tis a really clever book from Rex, natterin’ about bein’ left out in an incredibly hilarious way that manages ta touch th’ readers as well. I be a fan o’ how Rex be usin’ real pictures o’ th’ fruit, ‘n then drew o’er th’ pictures ta create th’ characters – it really adds a nice touch t’ it all.
Cast yer eyes upon it –
The rhyme be fun an’ flows in a sing-song way like the mermaid lookin’ ta cast their spell on ye. Th’ rhyme turns into a mutiny o’ craziness that parents and scallywags will get a kick out of. Rex brin’s Nietzsche in t’ rhyme wit’ peachy ‘n soon aft that, poor wee Orange has had all he can stand.
Th’ book be a great, simple lesson on includin’ others, showin’ it in a touchin’ way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
I give this book five out o’ five bookworms!