Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan
My Review: 4.5 of 5 stars
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a delightful romp through a unique hotel with many unusual guests. The rhyming text maintains a steady rhythm throughout, making this book a good read-aloud. The suspense that builds to door 32 compels the reader forward quite quickly because you really want to know what is behind that door. This is mostly a good thing, but if you only think about door 32, you miss a great deal of fun along the way. The twist at the end is cute and unexpected although with all the build-up, I was expecting something more dramatic. All in all, Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 should delight young children who will want to read it again and again in order to “open” all the doors. The adorable, colorful and animated illustrations make the reader want to return and study all the rooms more carefully. The longer you look, the more you see. This book is clever and entertaining. I highly recommend it for children of about 3 to 5 years. Older children learning to read may enjoy it too.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.