review What Are You Doing Benny?
Er airplanes building forts putting on puppet shows even petting the neighbor's cat he has a special way of scratching her just behind the ears But whenever he tries to join in Benny's activities all Benny ever says is No Maybe his little brother can watch h. Cary Fagan brings us a classic tale of siblings being siblings In What are you Doing Benny Benny is so much older than his younger sibling The younger sibling tries desperately all day long to get Benny to join in his play but is consistently told No Until the younger sibling finds something Benny is actually interested in doingSo many children will relate to this story Older siblings will relate to the constant nagging and perstering by younger siblings Younger siblings will relate to the incredible pull of an older sibling and the desire to just get to play with the person they look up to most in the world The pictures by Kady MacDonald Denton are sweet and detailed I really love watercolour illustrations There is something very nostalgic about illustrations rendered in watercolour The design of the book is very reminiscent of a comic book and a fabulous first step into the comic waters for readers Each suare of the story contains so much detail from the cross section of the foxes den to the piles of toys in the foxes rooms there is a lot to see and experience in this cute story
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From New York Times bestselling illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton and award winning author Cary Fagan comes a charming sibling story that has the makings of a contemporary classicBenny's little brother is really good at a lot of things making potions and pap. Benny is kind of a jerk The way he s drawn and the activities he s doing make him seem a lot older than his brother Think a teenager and a kindergartner As such I expected a lot tolerance from Benny Instead he comes across as kind of a narcissist After the little brother gets fed up with trying to do stuff with Benny he goes off and does his own thing Only then does Benny want to spend any time with the kid It s like he doesn t want to participate unless it s on his own terms And then we see the little brother using the same tactics as Benny used basically shutting out his brother which I don t think is a very healthy thing to be teachingI don t like the illustrations that much They re almost messy for lack of a better word The drawing style is kind of chaotic and I don t care for itI also don t like the writing style The dialogue isn t punctuated so in the beginning I just assumed that most of the book was dialogue But then almost halfway in the little brother starts narrating in the first person That made me even confused because it was difficult to tell when he was talking to the audience and when he was talking to his brother I prefer picture books to have clearer writing than thatOverall I wasn t impressed By the end of the repetitive text I couldn t stand the little brother much myself any And the pictures aren t to my liking I wouldn t recommend this one Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books NY for providing a digital ARC
Cary Fagan ✓ 0 review
Im do cool stuff if he's lucky What is a little fox to do except give Benny a taste of his own medicine Totally familiar yet fresh and original tenderly told and consistently funny this story perfectly captures the joys and annoyances of sibling relationship. This little children s book is a very real depiction of a relationship between a much older sibling and his very young brother Hard at times to watch and feel but real none the less
- What Are You Doing Benny?
- Cary Fagan
- 14 October 2018 Cary Fagan