Published October 11th 2016 by Greenwillow Books
This funny and irreverent book that pits its narrator against its characters in a hilarious way invites reader participation and encourages kids to think about writing their own books and stories—just as donkey does here in the end. A joyful page-turner of a book that celebrates writing and creativity and will appeal to fans of The Book With No Pictures.
There isn't really much of a plot - it's a book that begins with a hilarious scold to remind everyone to be serious - but as a feisty donkey creeps in, the readers can't help but realize that we should in fact, be doing the exact opposite. There is simply too much to celebrate about life, whether it's being zany, or attending circuses or wearing funny pajamas, and we shouldn't waste a single moment.
The book ends on a reminder to go forth with this new and refreshing atittude. Paired with a simplistic white background and some bold illustrations, this is a keeper for all shelves.
Highly recommend, full stop.
About the author/illustrator:
Daniel Rieley grew up in Joydens Wood, in Kent, England. He studied at Arts University Bournemouth. He has directed animated films and is a serious camper and traveler. This is his first book. He lives in London. You can find him on Twitter @daniel_rieley and on Tumblr at Danielrieley.tumblr.com.