Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Mrs MacCready Was Ever So Greedy by Julie Fulton (Children's, Picture book)

May 2011, Maverick Books
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: loving food too much, what a lack of moderation does, healthy eating advice, some humour

Summary from Maverick Books

Mrs MacCready is ever so greedy.
Her neighbours do what they can,
But she gets bigger and bigger
Till nothing will fit her.
Then everything ends with a bang.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I loved the pastel style illustrations by Jona Jung in this book. The first page had lots of cake slices & other food which make a cute design. I thought it was a really good rhyming tale about being overweight. People advised Mrs MacCready but she wouldn't listen. She was selfish & only cared about eating. When the solution arrived to one problem it was too late for her. This is what I was a little disappointed over - there wasn't a concluding page after the sad incident, which would have made the end feel more like an end in this 8/10 read, if that makes sense.

You can find out more on Julie's website

Suggested read
If you like this try another tale of a boy who ignored good advice, The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer (5th review down)

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