Friday, January 29, 2021

Snakes in Space by Kathryn Dennis
[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway]

 

Halito! Welcome to the next stop on the Snakes in Space blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom! For the full tour schedule, please visit the Rockstar Book Tours website.

About The Book:
Title: SNAKES IN SPACE
Author: Kathryn Dennis
Pub. Date: January 5, 2021
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 32
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

From Kathryn Dennis, creator of Snakes on a Train and Snakes on the Job, here is Snakes in Space, a picture book about snakes exploring outer space!

Snakes blast into outer space.
they spin around planets
and give stars a chase.

Snakes in space? Yes, indeed. The colorful crew explores stars and planets on a fabuloussss adventure with accessible, fun, sibilant text.

Brimming with rocket ships and planets, this outer space adventure is also a fun read aloud. And at the end, there's a surprise sure to delight readers, as one of the snakes makes a new friend!

Grab the other books in the series!
Snakes on a Train
Snakes on the Job


I really enjoyed reading Snakes in Space with my kiddos! They like snakes AND space, so was interesting to see the two topics together. (Although, now I'm curious if they've ever actually sent a snake to space, and what happened if they did. Do you know?) The illustrations were very simple, yet wonderfully effective. They conveyed the story without overcrowding the pages, and I loved how vibrant the colors were! Instead of space simply being a black page with white stars, we get things like a turquoise background with yellow dots (and also a lot of purple).

My one complaint would be the way the story flowed from one page to the next. At times the wording felt choppy or nonsensical, and I wish the sentences had felt effortless and seamlessly transitioned from page to page. It seems like a small thing, but it's always jarring when my brain wants to make something rhyme (because it does once or twice), and then the actual words just sort of end elsewhere. It's like when a drummer and a guitarist are playing different tempos - everything feels off. You're unable to find a good rhythm, which is what happened to me with this book. (★★★⋆☆)


About Kathryn:

Kathryn Dennis began her art career drawing on walls and sidewalks and painting anything that did not move. In fourth grade, she published her first project—a comic strip about a platypus, which she sold for a nickel. Snakes on a Train was her (official) picture book debut.



Giveaway Details: 
3 lucky winners will win a finished copy of SNAKES IN SPACE, US Only.

5 comments:

  1. Snakes in Space...now that is original. I love that. I bet my grandson would like this too.

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    1. It was a fun read that the kids enjoyed! I don't think they really notice a book's flow at this age, haha.

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  2. This sounds like a cute one! I totally understand what you mean about the rhythm feeling off though, that's always been one of my biggest issues with reading kids books... I like a nice smooth flow.

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    1. Yes! It always throws me off when the rhyme ends on a different page (like when you have to flip for it), or if the wording is weird in general. Have you read Two Sticks by Orel Protopopescu? It's one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES. I love how well the story flows from one page to the next.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love the sound of this!

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