Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk for this tour and review.
It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk
My Review of It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack does not want to listen to the narrator of the story because he thinks it is ridiculous to sell his cow for some beans. Beans he can’t even eat! And then the narrator wants him to climb a huge beanstalk when he might fall? And then steal a bunch of stuff from a giant and then climb back down and cut down the beanstalk and hurt the giant?? That doesn’t sound right to Jack! So he makes this story his own!
This book is hilarious. You and your kids will get so much amusement from reading this book together. I used to teach preschool, so I really appreciate well-written books that don’t talk down to kids. Who cares if they don’t get all the humor right away? You will! Re-tellings of timeless classics are not always a hit, but this one is! If you are an elementary teacher, grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, whoever, buy this book!
The illustrations add to the hilarity. If you’re tired of the same old same old, get your kids It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk. Trust me. You’ll thank me.
Author Josh Funk
Illustrator Edwardian Taylor
Edwardian Taylor currently works as a visual development artist and character designer for TV and animation feature film. His work can also be seen in mobile games, films, and commercials. He is the illustrator of the picture book Race!, written by Sue Fliess. Edwardian lives in Texas with his partner, their three dogs, and seven chickens. Learn more about him at www.edwardiantaylor.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @edwardiantaylor.
Thanks to Two Lions, one of my readers can win a copy of IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Open to the US only and ends 10/15
Taylor Dean says
I need to get this for my library of books that I read to my grandsons whenever they visit. It sounds wonderful. I love your rave review, Christy. I love humor in children’s books and I especially love that moment when your child’s eyes light up because they suddenly get the humor.
Christy Maurer says
This is one they will definitely love!