The Wish Factory

The Wish Factory

by Chris Riddell
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- Oliver, whose sleep is interrupted by recurring nightmares, dreams of a visit to the Wish Factory where he is granted a wish that diminishes the monster. Ten sentences, several of which are spread over two or three pages, are pedantic and boring; six begin with ``and,'' ``so,'' ``then,'' and ``but.'' There is also an overabundant use of ``and'' within the sentences. While there is always a need for books about nightmares and how to control them, others have presented the experience better. To its credit, this large -sized book can easily be used with a group. It is also an acceptable discussion-starter for one-on-one sharing. The illustrations offer a variety of details for children to pore over. However, the total visual quality is flat, and several of the illustrations suggest a conglomeration of styles, particularly those of Steven Kellogg and Martin Handford. Even the wish-maker's assistants are Seussian in design. The best bet is still Mercer Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1968). --Carolyn Vang Schuler, Monroe County Library System, Rochester, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824984823
Publisher:
Ideals Publications
Publication date:
10/02/1990
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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