Goodreads Review: How the Snake Got Its Tail

How the Snake Got Its TailHow the Snake Got Its Tail by Richard Rensberry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not really sure how to feel on this one…

Disclaimer: I got this book for free; do what you will with that information. This is also based entirely on the Kindle edition.

I enjoyed the artwork; the split panels were interesting, and while I don’t necessarily think it’s the best way to do things for a Kindle version, I imagine a print copy would look gorgeous. Some of them (“To stood up, Fro laid down” being my favorite) would probably even made decent posters.

The reading level is fine, appropriate language and word-choice for the target audience. Overall, seems competent enough and suitable.

I will say, however – and this may merely be because I don’t have a lot of experience with kids – that the “plot twist” just kind of appears suddenly with no real correlation to anything, and Fro’s last panel seems just a touch excessive. I’m all for keeping people off drugs, but this book seems to go with the logic of “smoke a joint and die,” which I don’t necessarily think is the best tactic, and the presentation felt a little heavy handed and sudden.

Just my opinion, though. As noted, it’s amusing at first, and the artwork’s great, so worth looking at, at least.

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