A reading blog of children's and young adult literature.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Appetite for Detention by Sloane Tanen
It's back-to-school time. Since my daughter's going into grade eight, I thought the time for reading her picture books was long over, but that was before I stumbled upon Appetite for Detention. Yes, she was skeptical when I offered to read her a bedtime story for old times sake, but the first ridiculous page won her over. It's the contrast between the cute little toy chicks and the angsty-ironic teen dialogue that makes the book such a laugh. Sloane Tanen has made a niche for herself creating these kinds of images with attitude, so if you like the book, check out her website.
Here are a few sample pages:
If I were in high school now, I'd tape these to my locker.