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Book Review: The Story Starts Here! by Caroline Merola

The Story Starts Here


The Story Starts Here! By Carolie Merola


About the Book: Little Wolf has decided that today things are going to be done differently. It will be a contrarian day. Why? Because he said so! He will stand, not sit, for dinner — and he’ll start with dessert. He’s going to play the piano with his toes and wear his pants on his head. And when he says “The Story Starts Here,” he means it — this book starts at the back and ends at the front. After Little Wolf’s parents send him to his room to think about his backwards behavior, he decides to run away. But outside, everyone is running from a giant, shadowy monster. Readers will need to flip the book over to discover the monster’s true identity — and that he’s not so scary after all, just a little turned around and out of sorts. This fun, engaging story that pokes playfully at conventions will have readers interacting with their book in a new way, and help them realize there’s more than one way to see the world.


Cost: $13.56

36 pages, color illustrations
9 x 10 in
Format: Hardcover
Ages 3 to 7
ISBN 978-1-77147-079-7


My Review: Funny how little Wolf sees the world in a different light compare to others and decides to do thing differently. This story can be related to kids who like to do things their way. For example, children love to have a cookie before meal time but parents always remind them how eating a piece of cookie will ruin their meal. But they don’t care they just want to have that cookie.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Owl Kids Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.



About the Author Caroline Merola has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has written and illustrated some 40 books that have been translated into many languages, including English, Czech and Arabic. In 2011, Caroline won the GG for children’s illustration for Lili et les poilus. She lives in Montreal, QC.



October 27, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review | , , , , ,

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