Reviewing CHOCOLATE COVERED FROG LEGS AND GO ASK MOM, February 25, 2008
By Susan J. Maskin "Educator/author" (Bronx, New York, New York United States)
In the capacity of children's librarian, I recently purchased two Justin Matott books for our collection: GO ASK MOM and CHOCOLATE COVERED FROG LEGS. Young children will relate well to some of the adventures (and misadventures) of Gabriel Peters in GO ASK MOM. Gabriel "survives" and grows, which is comforting to children who also face obstacles of all sorts. It is an entertaining book that probably would result in children happily extending their 20 minute "required night reading time ."
Children enjoy poems. The many humorous, imaginative, philosophical, and instructive rhymes in CHOCOLATE COVERED FROG are great for "kids of all ages." I thoroughly enjoyed my first time through the book and look forward to reading the poems again.