Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Review: Pip's Book by Guido Van Genechten


Genre: Children's 3-7
Pages: 32
Published: October 25, 2022

I’m Pip and this is my book. Hold on, I hear someone else. Ah, my friend Timothy Vanderlong. Timothy is the longest dog in the world. Would you like to see Timothy?

A funny book about Pip and his friend Timothy Vanderlong. For children ages 3 years and up.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This book is all about a little bird trying to show off his wiener dog friend, who just doesn't quite fit on the page because he's so long and Pip didn't need that much space himself. He suggests various contortions before eventually deciding they just need to stretch the page bigger for his pal. To me the message seems to be about including people, even in places where they don't seem to fit in. 

The illustrations were fairly simple, not a lot of background details, mostly just the characters. They kind of gave me There's a Monster at the End of this Book vibes for some reason. 

Overall I give this book 3.7 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Guido Van Genechten (1957, Belgium) studied drawing and painting, graphics and photography. Afterwards he worked for many years in the graphic industry. Now Guido works as a fulltime illustrator of children’s books. In 1998 he won the international Illustrator’s Award City of Hasselt with his picture book Ricky. This prize was the beginning of his international career as a children’s book illustrator. Since that moment, Guido Van Genechten has created many best-selling stories and received several awards. In 2007 he was the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Book Illustrator. And in the past ten years his books were published in 30 countries around the world.

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