|Are you eating candy without me?|
Author: Malesevic, Draga Jenny
Four different children from three different families ponder what the adults in their lives do during the day. Are they jumping on trampolines? Are they eating cake and ice cream while riding birthday ponies? Are they eating candy with other adults?
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/20)
School Library Journal (07/01/20)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2020 PreS-Gr 3—A sweet and sassy picture book asks the question every kid is dying to have their caregivers answer: "Are you eating candy without me?!" Malesevic and Bruijn imagine a world where parents, as soon as they are alone, break every rule on the planet. The book has charm, and the candy-coated cover has a lot of appeal. Brujin's colorful artwork shines. However, the humor of the story is muddied and far too mild, as if the author is afraid to really show adults behaving badly; attending fancy parties, climbing trees, and dressing up in bright costumes and pretending they are in a play isn't really a violation of the rules. It could be that parents are actually no worse than the mischievous children in their charge. VERDICT This additional purchase is a lighthearted look at what parents might be doing when the kids are away—and yes, they're probably eating the candy.—Shannon O'Connor, Unami M.S., Chalfont, PA - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.