Reviews for Battle of the Books

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring
These picture books touch on the concept of idiom. Expressions from the texts (e.g., "level best," "eat your heart out," "keep your nose clean") are explained at books' end. A creative idea, perhaps, but the writing is forced, the messages didactic, and the plots nonexistent. Caricature illustrations add some humor but fail to save the day. [Review covers these Looking Glass Library titles: Battle of the Books, Milo & the Monster, Ned Breaks His Heart, Ned's Nose Is Running, and On the Level.] Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.