BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Jennifer Plecas





Title: Pretend
Author/Illustrator: Jennifer Plecas
Publisher: Philomel Books
Ages: 4 to 8




Father and son bond on the high seas of their imagination as a couch becomes a ship and a staircase becomes a mountain for two adventurous travelers to the land of pretending.


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The artwork and story line is simple but, something seemed to be missing from the telling of this tale. I get the concept of one young boy wanting his father to step into the world of pretending with him but for me the action seemed somewhat forced and I wasn’t sure if at one point Dad wasn’t a bit bored by the continual role playing his son was expecting from him. The overall tone of the story was sweet but it left me wondering if this book might be an acquired taste for some readers.

Like-O-Meter Rating: 3 out of 5…take it or leave it!
**Rating scale**
5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!

Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

3 thoughts on “BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Jennifer Plecas

    • July 4, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Lana and welcome to this blog! I’m glad you enjoyed this book, as I’m sure some others would as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!


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