TITLE: The Blur
AUTHOR: Minh Le
ILLUSTRATOR: Dan Santat
PUBLISHER: Alfred A Knopf, 2022
From the very beginning, there was something different about this child…
An ultrasonic voice. Fantastically elastic limbs. Super-magnetic powers. But it wasn’t until the child took her first steps that she became: THE BLUR!
Nothing can stand in her way as she takes the world by storm: always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she is zipping through the days, and zooming over the years…
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Any parent will be able to relate to this beautifully created story by author, Minh Le. Any child will be fascinated by the chance to glimpse not only into their own past, but to also take a peek into their future. Add to this stellar story stunning illustrations by Caldecott medalist, Dan Santat. From the moment a child is born, the stage is set for a whirlwind journey from infancy to adulthood, and all parents will feel the tug of heart strings as they remember their own “blur” moments of watching their own children blossom! A great addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
***Ebook orders happening now and paperback edition releasing August 23rd!***
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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