Anthony and the Gargoyle

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Jo Ellen Bogart’s newest book, Anthony and the Gargoyle, is adorable and sweet. Anthony wakes to find his rock cracked and a baby gargoyle in his room. The book proceeds with Anthony figuring out what kind of creature is hiding out with him and a mission to reunite it with its family.

The illustrations are soft and inviting, but the length and topic of the book don’t work well with the complete lack of text. My young co-reviewer was quite indignant at the lack of text. she stated that such books should be reserved for very young toddlers. It is likely best for very young children who want to vocally tell a story on their own but are not yet reading.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by House of Anansi Press, Inc.

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