The squiggly story

A Squiggly Story - Andrew Larsen, Mike Lowery

by Andrew Larsen

illustrated by Mike Lowery

age range: 3 to 6 years old

Kids Can Press


The story tells the process a boy goes through to write his own story, the same his sister does. He really wants to write a story, but he is not sure how to do it. He starts with a single letter, and goes on. He also struggles finding a good ending, but he finds his way when he understands he is the author, which means he is "the boss" in the story.

The plot is somehow lacking. I can't point exactly why, but it feels like if the opportunity for a great story has been wasted. That said, I can see that the book will be enjoyed by many other readers, since I'm sure my opinion in this case is totally subjective. I liked the characters, who are essentially the boy and his sister. The illustrations are funny, cartoon like and colorful.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.