If You Don’t Like My Book: Go Out and Write One
Alex has a book report due soon. His mother suggests his favorite book from the year before, but Alex thinks it’s just too babyish. His mother tells him if he doesn’t like her book, he should go out and write one. The next day at school, Alex’s class is going to the library. Alex loves the library and loves books, but he does not seem to like the librarian. For one thing, the librarian never wants to call on him. Alex tells the librarian he doesn’t like the way she read a book to the class. She tells him if he doesn’t like her book, he should go out and write one. When the students get back to class, the teacher asks John to give his book report. When John is done, the teacher asks for comments and questions. Again, Alex has trouble getting the teacher to call on him. When she finally does, Alex complains that the book has a lot more information in it than John gave. John tells him if he doesn’t like his book he should go out and write one. Alex starts to think writing his own book might just be a good idea. He asks Jessica if he can talk to her father who is an author, and she sets it up. Now Alex can show what he can do, but can he finish his book in time? Will the class like his book?
Alex Cove has written a story young children will relate to as young Alex tries his hand at writing a book. The bright, colorful illustrations complement the story and add a great deal to the book. This book could use another pass by a proofreader, but the errors don’t get in the way of this likeable children’s story.
Alex Cove, Illustrated by Samantha Hyman