17 April 2019

Review: My Book (Not Yours) - Lento and Fox by Ben Sanders

My Book (Not Yours): Lento and Fox by Ben Sanders cover
* Copy courtesy of Hachette Children's Books *

Australian author and illustrator Ben Sanders lives in Ballarat, Victoria and is best known for being the artist who designed all of the characters on the Natural Confectionary Co. packets. (How's that hey?) Here he brings his artistic talent and creativity to create My Book (Not Yours): Lento and Fox.

Lento the sloth wants to tell us a story, but first he needs a little nap. Meanwhile, Fox wants to be the lead character in the book and swoops in to steal the show.

Lento and Fox then engage in a little tomfoolery and hijinks in an attempt to claim the book for themselves. Their mischief making is reminiscent of sibling rivalry and definitely made me smile.

The illustrations are bright and engaging, and there is very little text. You can see the artistic process and watch Ben Sanders illustrate several of the pages from the book in a short video on YouTube.

My Book (Not Yours) is quick and easy to read with the littlies and is a lot of fun. Readers are asked to decide if they support Team Lento or Team Fox and I'm definitely #teamlento. I love the sloth!

Who wins? You'll have to read the book to find out. Available in June 2019.

My rating = ***

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