The Bird King: an artist's notebook - YA Review by Ella O

Reader: Ella O.
Age: 13
Title: The Bird King: an artists notebook
Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine books
Pub Date: 03/02/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: There wasn't a plot or main character.  And the only dialogue/ words were the occasional bit from the author and titles of the artwork.
Memorable or Forgettable:  The art, again, was amazing and unforgettable art, though it was sometimes hard to find the titles of the artwork because knowing the titles always helps you understand the work more.
Cover: Yes the book tempted me very much and the cover did reflect the contents.
Age Range: 12-13
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Make the titles BIGGER!
Annotation: It's all art, amazing art. If you like original ideas or plays on words (phrases) this is the best book.

tags:  ya lit

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