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When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story.
But ruin it they do.
And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. . . .
This silly, timeless picturebook with a clever meta twist introduces debut author Minh Lê's witty text and Isabel Roxas's eye-catching illustrations.
About the Author
Minh Lê is a national early childhood policy expert who writes regularly about children's literature at bottomshelfbooks.com and has been published in the Huffington Post, the Atlantic Wire, and the New York Daily News. He went to Dartmouth College and has a master's in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, D.C., Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Let Me Finish! is his debut. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.
Isabel Roxas is an illustrator, designer, and avid reader. Constantly in search of the perfect afternoon snack, she also holds a master's in communication design from Pratt Institute. She has illustrated numerous children's books in her native Philippines, as well as a spread for Goodnight Songs, a collection of previously unpublished work by Margaret Wise Brown. Isabel loves mangos, post offices, and stationery supplies. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and their collection of imaginary pets. Find Isabel online at studioroxas.com or on Twitter @studioroxas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good-hearted, hilarious children's book. I love a good children's book. I was so excited when I got this book. This book may be one of the cutest children's book ever. Yes, I realize I say this every time I review a children's book. I love them, what can I say. This book will keep your child engaged, as well as yourself. Teaching kids early on the spoilers to books are the worst. When a little boy wants to read, the book has been dying to dive into, he goes out into the woods. Unfortunately, every animal in the world wants to give the ending way! How cruel! Everyone at any age can relate to being spoiled on a book. The book has a good moral, and the ending is dynamite. That brings me to my favorite thing about Let Me Finish! The illustrations are so good. The colors are so vivid and pop off the page. The pages are full of interesting detail, and will keep a child entertained for awhile. This book will teach children, good boundaries and learn to respect people. This will teach your child not to spoil books. ( something more people need to do). It also has a range vocabulary that will challenge your child and encourage development. Disclaimer-I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.