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MY BLANKIE by Alice Beauvisage

MY BLANKIE

By Alice Beauvisage (Author) , Alice Beauvisage (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 3

Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927018-08-8
Publisher: Simply Read

A youngster, likely a boy, demonstrates all the fun he can have with his security blanket. 

In various “let’s pretend” scenarios, he uses his blanket as a sail for a pirate ship, a tablecloth for a tea party or a cape for his “King of Rollerblading” costume. Each scene is depicted on one page with a simple first-person statement issued by the boy. The art, which looks to be a collage of paper, fabric and pencil drawings, is too small in scale for the trim size of this nearly 6 1/2–inch-square board book. Three unnamed characters—a bear, a rabbit and a penguin who are likely the boy’s favorite stuffed animals—help flesh out the scenes. The boy himself is amateurishly drawn at times, and the blanket, an unappealing yellowish brown with red polka dots, looks stiff and neither soft nor cozy. A couple of the scenes are likely to go over the heads of the intended toddler audience, particularly one in which the blanket is depicted standing (if a blanket can be said to be standing) at the top of an Olympics-style victory podium as the text reads: “My blankie is a Super Blankie!”

For a more successful ode to security objects, stick with Carol Thompson’s Blankies (2013). (Board book. 2-3)