Title: Crow BoyCrow Boy
Author: Taro Yashima
Pages: 40
Reading Level: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★

I liked this story. I really did. It’s about a little boy who is ostracized by adults and children alike – a little boy who is called ‘slow’ and ‘stupid. A little boy who no one cares to befriend. But in the end, everyone realizes how wrong they have been to treat him this way.

So why does it only get two stars. Frankly, the illustrations drove me batty. They are rough and imprecise and the vivid colors chosen only make them worse.

Conclusion. I would have liked this book a lot more had a different illustration style been used.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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